Police arrested a 19-year-old Lincoln man Tuesday night after he allegedly struck a teenage girl, hitting her and the 1-year-old child she was holding.
Officer Erin Spilker said the 16-year-old girl was trying to break up an argument Krisjanis Pool was having with his girlfriend, her 16-year-old roommate.
It happened in the area of 11th and Van Dorn streets just after 11 p.m.
Spilker said police were called to a house on a burglary in progress. She said officers were told Pool had broken a window to get inside the home and was arguing with his girlfriend when her roommate tried to intervene. Her father heard what was happening and was able to get Pool out of the house. He was in the backyard when officers arrived.
Spilker said Pool tried to run but was caught. She said he had tried to dump a 9mm handgun.
On Wednesday, prosecutors charged Pool, of 2777 Cable Ave., with possession of a defaced firearm. He was cited on suspicion of third-degree assault, criminal mischief, obstructing police and child abuse. He hasn't yet been charged on those allegations.
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