The Journal Gazette
Thursday, October 03, 2019 1:00 am

Shots fired bring home detention

MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette

A Fort Wayne teenager will not spend time behind bars for firing a gun after getting off a school bus in February.

Krystopher L. Acoff, 19, admitted firing shots at a bus stop near Colerick and Reed streets, and he was sentenced Wednesday in Allen Superior Court to a year on home detention. He also will undergo psychological and substance abuse evaluations and is expected to earn his high school diploma or GED.

Acoff, then 18 and a high school student, was on a Fort Wayne Community Schools bus Feb. 25 when he pulled a gun from a backpack and put it back in the bag, police said. He then took the gun from the backpack before getting off the bus and put it in the front pocket of a hooded sweatshirt he was wearing, a probable cause affidavit alleged.

He fired the gun in an area “completely surrounded by homes,” police said.

No one was injured.

Acoff pleaded guilty to felony possession of a firearm on school property and criminal recklessness.

He was sentenced to two years, with one year suspended on each count. The sentences will be served together for a total of one year on home detention, where he will be monitored by GPS tracking equipment.

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