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Cops: Teen accused of using rifle to rob Peking Gourmet employee

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Investigators say they have arrested a 16-year-old teenager who used a rifle in an attempted armed robbery in downtown Charleston. 

Charleston police charged Jaron Major of King Street with attempted armed robbery and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Major was being held in the Juvenile Detention Center.

CPD officials say the incident happened on March 26 at 7 p.m. when an employee for Peking Gourmet was delivering food to an apartment on King Street.

"He was on the staircase when he was confronted by a male armed with a rifle who demanded his valuables," CPD officials said.

According to police, the victim grabbed the barrel of the rifle and pointed it towards the ceiling.

Authorities say a struggle ensued and the victim was thrown out of a door leading to the outside of the building.

A report states the victim then ran to his vehicle and dialed 911.

Police are continuing the investigation. 

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