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Friday, December 23, 2011

Teenager shot by Deputy during disturbance

Posted: December 23, 2011 - 9:57am
Updated: December 23, 2011 - 3:23pm

The Miami County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a Deputy involved shooting occurred Friday morning.

Shortly before 9:30 a.m., Miami County Sheriff's Deputies were called to an address in the 31000 block of west 287th Street in Stanton Township, an area approximately five miles west of Paola. The calling party reported some type of disturbance at the address.

Two Deputies arrived to investigate and were confronted by a 15-year-old male with a pick ax, according to a source familiar with the incident, the teenager threw a pick ax at one of the patrol vehicles. One of the Deputies reportedly shot the teenager in the upper thigh, after the juvenile attacked the Deputies with a baseball bat. The juvenile's injuries were said to be serious and he was transported by Miami County EMS to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

The involved Sheriff's Deputies were also treated for minor injuries, with the Deputy who was struck by the pick ax, being transported to an area hospital for evaluation. The other Deputy refused EMS transport from the scene.

A LifeFlight Eagle Helicopter was dispatched to respond to the scene for transport of the male juvenile. That transport was cancelled shortly after Miami County EMS units arrived on the scene.

The Miami County Sheriff's Office advises that the incident is under investigation and they would not currently comment on the status of, or circumstances, surrounding their investigation.

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