- Associated Press - Friday, May 29, 2015

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a King County sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a 17-year-old boy Thursday night in SeaTac, south of Seattle, after a brief chase involving a stolen car.

KOMO-TV reports (https://is.gd/ikNtq6 ) the teen was shot in the head and taken to Harborview Medical Center. Sheriff’s Sgt. Stan Seo says the boy’s injuries do not appear life-threatening.

The sheriff’s office originally said the suspect fired at deputies but later said the teen was not armed with a gun.

The sheriff’s office says the chase began after two deputies spotted a stolen car and tried unsuccessfully to stop it. The deputies were able to box in the stolen car near an apartment complex.

The spokesman says both deputies got out of their vehicles and yelled at the driver to turn off his engine and get out of his car. Instead, Seo says the teen put the car in reverse and started ramming a deputy’s car. Seo says the second deputy fired “because he feared for his partner’s life.”


Information from: KOMO-TV, https://www.komotv.com/

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