An RTD driver was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon Thursday after she followed a 12-year-old boy from her bus in South-Central Los Angeles and allegedly shot him with a .22-caliber pistol, police said.
Gwynette Edwards, 35, the driver, exchanged angry words with the boy after he apparently became boisterous and unruly on the bus, investigators said. When he left the bus at 69th Street and Broadway to go to classes at Bethune Junior High School, Edwards followed him and the argument continued, Lt. Bill Hall said.
Edwards then pulled the handgun and fired one shot at the boy, who ran onto the campus where he summoned help from school officials, Hall said.
Edwards completed her route and was arrested two hours later at her home, the lieutenant said. Investigators said she will be given a drug test. She was jailed in lieu of $12,000 bail.
The unidentified boy was treated for a minor flesh wound.