Tennessee man angry over seeing teens wearing baggy pants allegedly shoots one in backside

By The Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Anger over a Memphis teenager’s sagging pants ended with gunfire, a bullet in the buttocks and an aggravated assault charge.

Police Sgt. Ron Perry says 45-year-old Kenneth E. Bonds saw two male teens walking along a street and yelled at them to pull up their pants.

Perry says they refused, the three began arguing and Bonds pulled out a pistol.

The first shot missed, but as the teens ran away several more rounds were fired and a 17-year-old was struck in the buttocks. He went to a hospital in non-critical condition.

The Commercial Appeal first reported Bonds’ Sept. 25 arrest. A man who answered at a telephone listing for Bonds said it was a wrong number.

The Associated Press isn’t identifying the teens because they are juveniles.

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