They are Joseph Michael Ross (shown here) and Levi Gouge, both 17.
The bizarre incident Thursday afternoon involved a run-in with police, and a civilian who was riding with officers.
The neighbor said he shot at the suspects because he thought he was witnessing a life-threating situation for the officers and the citizen who was chasing a suspect.
But on Friday, Major Paul Henderson, a police spokesman, said the "Ride-In" citizen acted on his own, not at the request of an officer.
Civilian observers of police patrols are given written instructions not to get involved in an incident unless specifically asked by an officer, in accordance with state law.
But, Henderson added, the officer "never told him to get out of the car and didn't summon his aid. He took it upon himself."
Henderson said the department doesn't recommend citizens get involved in "those kind of confrontations or get involved in any police actions unless absolutely necessary because it's life-threatening."