Memphis man shoots teen who refuses to pull up saggy pants
A Memphis man angered by two teenagers who would not pull up their sagging pants shot one in the rear and faces aggravated assault charges.
Police on Saturday charged Kenneth E. Bonds, 45, with two counts of aggravated assault, according to a court affidavit. Bonds was released from Shelby County Jail on $25,000 bond.
On Sept. 25 about 7:30 p.m., Bonds began yelling at two youths, ages 16 and 17, about pulling up their pants as the young men walked in the 4400 block of Whiteside, near Shelby Drive and Tulane in Whitehaven, according to the court document.
On their way to buy candy, the pair and Bonds were in a heated argument when Bonds pulled a black semiautomatic pistol from his waistband and fired one shot at the 17-year-old, missing him.
As the young men ran away, Bonds fired several more shots, hitting the older youth in the buttock with a bullet that exited through his thigh, according to the affidavit. He was treated first at Methodist South Hospital and then the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
Bonds admitted that he shot the young man after an argument, police said in the affidavit.