OGDEN -- It's just what he does. That's what a 15-year-old is telling Ogden police his reason was for shooting into the air several times Tuesday afternoon from the rooftop of his home near Dee Elementary School.
"He didn't have any (motive)," Police Lt. Danielle Croyle said Wednesday. "He said it's just what he does."
The investigation is ongoing into the shooting and resultant standoff between police and the teen.
Croyle said both the Ogden-Metro Gang Unit and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are conducting follow-up investigations.
Croyle said police received reports Tuesday afternoon that several shots had been fired near Dee Elementary. The 15-year-old suspect apparently watched from the rooftop of his home adjacent to the school as students were rushed inside and the school placed on lockdown.
By the time officers arrived, the teen was back inside his home at 2122 Adams Ave. and would not communicate with police. After several hours, SWAT team members entered the house and arrested the teen without incident.
Police Lt. Scott Conley said the gang unit is taking over the follow-up investigation because it was the first to respond to the calls, and it booked and transported the teen to the Weber Valley Detention Center.
But Conley said there is also an indication of gang involvement in the home.
"There's gang graffiti on the roof of the home," he said. "There's definitely an indication that there is some gang involvement in the residence, because of graffiti in the home depicting a certain group of individuals in the area."
Conley said, because the teen is a minor, he could not discuss whether the teen had any previous issues with law enforcement.
Croyle said the teen has been charged with disorderly conduct, shooting in city limits, carrying a weapon by a restricted person, and possession of a dangerous weapon within 1,000 feet of a school.