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

Monday, April 1, 2013

17-year old Chicago boy shot and injured by police after he aimed gun at them

Police responded to a "shots fired" report in Chicago.  They found there a 17-year old boy, Marvin Thompson, with a handgun, which he raised at the officers.  The officers then shot the boy in the left leg.  The boy is now being charged.

From an article:
Marvin Thompson, 17, is accused of pointing a blue steel Colt Cobra .38 caliber handgun at officers at 3:12 p.m. Friday in the 2000 block of East 94th Street, according to court documents. 
The officers shot Thompson in the left leg and he remained at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn on Sunday, authorities said. A police officer stood in Thompson’s place before Cook County Judge James Brown. 
Before Thompson was wounded last week, Area South detectives heard shots fired near East 95th Street and South Jeffrey Boulevard and called for backup as they followed three people fleeing north, according to the Chicago Police. 
The detectives ordered one of the suspects, Thompson, to drop his gun, but instead he pointed it at detectives, who opened fire and shot him, police said. 
Thompson was charged with three counts of aggravated assault to a police officer with a firearm and one count each of aggravated discharge of a firearm at a police officer and unlawful use of a weapon.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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