Superior teen accused of shooting at car won't be tried as an adult

The 16-year-old entered a guilty plea to second-degree assault for extended juvenile jurisdiction.

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CARLTON — A Superior teen accused of shooting at an occupied car in Cloquet in July will not be tried as an adult, after entering a guilty plea for extended juvenile jurisdiction during a hearing Tuesday, Oct. 25.

River Ray Schier, 16, of Superior, had been charged with two felony counts of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon; one felony count of possessing a weapon while under the age of 18; reckless discharge of a weapon within a municipality, a felony; and intentional discharge of a firearm that endangers safety, also a felony.

Judge Amy Lukasavitz accepted the guilty plea to one count of second-degree assault, and dismissed the other charges at disposition.

The shooting took place at 11 p.m. July 2 near Pinehurst Park in Cloquet. No injuries were reported, according to the juvenile delinquency petition.

The petition states Schier is alleged to have shot at two boys who had gotten into a car with two women after an altercation between Schier and the boys.


When officers began their investigation, they learned Schier reportedly attempted to steal a backpack from one of the boys, which prompted him to pull out a pistol. However, when officers interviewed Schier, he claimed the boys took his phone and allegedly chased him and shot at him, according to the petition.

During the county's questioning of Schier at the hearing, he disagreed with some of the details in the petition like not seeing the women, but admitted to shooting at the boys after an altercation in Pinehurst Park.

Schier will now be on juvenile disposition until he is 21 and will have a disposition or sentencing hearing on Nov. 8.


Dylan is a former reporter for the Cloquet Pine Journal.
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