SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City teen has pleaded not guilty to shooting his 3-year-old sister in the face with a BB gun.

Adrian White, 17, entered his written plea Tuesday in Woodbury County District Court to single counts of willful injury causing serious injury and child endangerment resulting in serious injury.

According to court documents, White shot his sister twice while playing with a BB gun May 17 at a home in the 400 block of West Third Street.

One BB fractured the girl's jaw, and the other BB entered near her eye and lodged next to her brain. One BB was removed by surgery, but the other was left in place because doctors said surgery on the BB next to the brain was too risky, court documents said.

Defense attorney Sharese Manker has filed a motion to waive White's case to juvenile court. A hearing on the motion is scheduled for July 18.

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