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Crime & Courts

Police: Genoa area teen shot father in face with BB gun

SYCAMORE – An 18-year-old Genoa area teen accused of shooting his father in the face with a BB gun is due in DeKalb County court Friday.

Nicholas Reiderer, of the 13100 block of Williams Circle outside Genoa, argued with his father over walking the family’s dogs about 1 p.m. Monday, court records show. The argument continued as his father walked the dogs around the block, with Reiderer following trying to retrieve one of the dogs.

Reiderer also brought a BB gun from his home and shot his father with it before his father knocked the gun from his hands and pinned him to the ground along the road near their home, records show. A BB hit the father in the nose, but he declined medical attention, DeKalb County Sheriff Lt. Andy Sullivan said.

Reiderer was charged with two counts of domestic battery, reckless conduct and aggravated assault, court records show. He remained in DeKalb County Jail on Tuesday, unable to post 10 percent of his $2,000 bond.

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