A Des Moines pastor shot a mentally disabled boy
with a BB gun after he ignored the pastor's warning not to knock on his door, police said Tuesday.
David L. Reasby, 51, of Lighthouse Full Gospel Baptist Church was charged Tuesday with assault with a weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Investigators say Dillon Carlson, 14, was shot twice in the buttocks. His parents noticed the wounds Monday night. The injuries did not require medical treatment.
"The man who did this must be a sick individual, and I hope he will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law," said Steve Carlson, the boy's father. Reasby is a former reserve police officer in Des Moines. He left the department in 2004 after he was involved in an unrelated assault, Sgt. Todd Dykstra said.
Dillon reportedly knocked on a sleeping Reasby's door and was told to go away, but the boy knocked again, police said. Reasby warned the boy he would shoot if the knocking persisted, police said.