Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

17-year old Portland boy wounded in Police gang task force stop

17-year old boy wounded in police shooting
During an investigation of a gang member in Portland, Oregon, members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Gun Task Force and Gang Enforcement Team witnessed a 17-year old boy come out of the suspect's apartment with a gun.  They followed the boy and pulled him over, but when he was asked to reveal the gun, he ran.  Police fired a beanbag round and a live round.  The bullet grazed the boy's right thigh.  A chase ensued and the boy was caught.  He had ditched two handguns in the chase.

From an article:
East Precinct Officer Greg Moore, who had just started riding alone during his final phase of probation, was the officer who fired a single shot from his handgun at a fleeing 17-year-old boy after the teenager Tuesday ran from a high-risk felony car stop. Moore, who was hired March 24, 2011, fired one shot. Portland Officer Dennis Wilcox had fired one beanbag from a less-lethal beanbag shotgun.  The 17-year-old boy was booked late Tuesday night into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention on allegations of four counts of unlawful use of a firearm after he was treated at a local hospital for his injuries. He was wounded by Moore's bullet in the right thigh, police said Wednesday.....The 17-year-old has a prior juvenile conviction for third-degree robbery and was on probation for a year, which ended in December. 
Tuesday's encounter between police and the teen occurred after members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Gun Task Force and Gang Enforcement Team had been conducting surveillance on an apartment in Southeast Portland.  
Unit 39 at 646 SE 148th Ave was to be the subject of a federal search warrant, stemming from an investigation into tampering with witnesses and linked to the pending felon in possession of a firearm indictment against Sid Willis, a Crip gang member. 
While doing surveillance, Portland officers saw the teenager come out with a gun, "showing it off," police said.
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