PROVO — An Orem man was arrested after police say he fired a BB gun randomly into a group of students outside a dorm at BYU, hitting one person in the head.
James “Jamie” Andrew Dunning, 18, of — a top recruit for the Utah Valley University soccer team — was booked into the Utah County Jail for investigation of three counts of aggravated assault.
Just after 10 p.m. Sunday, a Nissan Rogue drove past a group of students standing outside Helaman Halls. “Several shots were fired by someone inside the vehicle with a CO2 BB gun pistol,” according to a police affidavit.
Three students were hit. One person was hit in the head by a BB “3 inches above his ear, and the projectile penetrated his skin, which required medical treatment to remove,” the affidavit states.
Police say there were five occupants in the Nissan and the driver told Dunning to stop shooting, according to the affidavit. The driver even turned around and drove past Helaman Halls again to see if anyone was injured.
“The driver was concerned but Dunning did not want to report the incident and they left the area,” the affidavit says. “Dunning was indifferent about shooting a BB gun into a group of people and not concerned by any possible injuries that may have been caused from his actions.”
Another passenger in the vehicle told police that Dunning had shot someone else earlier in the evening with the BB gun, breaking the victim’s skin and causing his legs to bleed, police wrote in the report.
Dunning was later contacted by BYU police and agreed to meet with them at the police station to be interviewed, at which time he was arrested.
In January, Utah Valley University announced that Dunning had joined their soccer team. Dunning is a highly touted player who has been with the U.S. and Canadian under 17 national teams, FC Dallas Academy, and Sparta Rotterdam. His status with the UVU team was unknown as of Tuesday.