HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) -A Henderson teenager tells his side of the story after he was arrested for shooting paintballs at random individuals.
"I just want to apologize a thousand times over, and that's all I can do," said 18-year-old Robert Lockwood in an exclusive interview with FOX5 at the Henderson Detention Center Thursday.
Lockwood did not hold back on his role that involved a paintball gun and some spare time with two friends.
"I'm scared. I'm sitting in here. I just turned 18," he said via a video conference monitor inside the jail.
Three attacks were first reported at various locations on Dec. 19, beginning at a spot near Boulder Highway and Major. The teens allegedly shot the paintballs from inside a car.
An arrest report obtained by FOX5 accounted a total of eight incidents between Dec. 19 and 28, implicating Lockwood and two juveniles, ages 16 and 17. Their names were not released.
"On the day after Christmas, attacks continued and the injuries became more serious," Henderson police said.
The arrest report states that the teens stopped a shopping cart attendant in a Wal-Mart parking lot at Lake Mead and Boulder Highway. The teens allegedly asked him for directions, and one shot him in the right eye.
Lockwood said he was not the shooter in that incident, but did fire the paintball gun in a subsequent attack that left a victim in the hospital with an eye injury.
When asked if he thought it was fun, Lockwood said, "My first thought was basically getting away."
The two victims shot in the eye were taken to Saint Rose DeLima for treatment. As of Jan. 2, one still only has 25 percent of his vision.
"I couldn't sleep. I still can't. I still worry for him," Lockwood said.
Lockwood said his alleged accomplices were behind the idea, and he tried to stop them multiple times.
"(At first) we weren't actually shooting people in the face, but after awhile, (name redacted) said, ‘Face shots, face shots. We got to do this.'"
Police tracked the teens using the license plate of the car reportedly used in the attacks.
Henderson police hope the arrests will serve as a lesson to other teens.
"Later on, it doesn't become too much fun," said Henderson police spokesman Keith Paul. "You can ask the three people currently incarcerated whether or not they're having a good time now."
"To the victims, I am extremely sorry, and I wish I could take back my actions," Lockwood said.
Lockwood is being held on $17,500 bond. The two minors were booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.
All three are charged with five counts of discharging a weapon and five counts of conspiracy.
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