Teenager Arrested for Shooting of Ice Cream Truck Driver

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BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A 17-year-old has been charged in the attempted robbery of an ice cream truck this week in Blue Springs, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Friday.

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Isiah G. Etienne of Blue Springs faces the charge of Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, a Class B felony.

According to court records, 47-year-old ice cream truck driver Patrick Schramke reported Tuesday afternoon being robbed and shot by three to four youth who were driving in a burgundy vehicle with a bungee cord holding a bumper together.

Police say a group of youth had gone to Walmart and purchased a BB gun, which they were shooting in a park. When they saw an ice cream truck, police say they approached it, and according to police, the defendant pointed the BB gun at Schramke.

When the Schramke wouldn’t turn over any money, authorities say Etienne shot the driver in the head, neck and arm with the BB gun.

Schramke was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $100,000/10 percent.



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