- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - A 17-year-old boy shot and wounded by a King County sheriff’s deputy has been charged in juvenile court with second-degree assault, stolen vehicle possession and trying to elude police.

The sheriff’s office says the teen was released Monday from a Seattle hospital and booked into juvenile detention.

The Seattle Times reports (https://is.gd/AZUVMF ) that King County prosecutors say the boy is accused of ramming a deputy’s car after a stolen-vehicle pursuit May 28 in SeaTac. Another deputy fired two shots at the boy, striking him once in the head.

Court documents say the deputy who was pinned between two patrol cars said “he felt as though he was in danger of being crushed to death if the defendant didn’t stop.”

The deputy who shot the teen has been identified as 36-year-old Josh Fowler.


Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com



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