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Sheriff: Deputy shot 14-year-old who stole vehicle, rammed patrol car in St. Lucie County

Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach
Published on January 24, 2020 - Duration: 02:11s

Sheriff: Deputy shot 14-year-old who stole vehicle, rammed patrol car in St. Lucie County

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Sheriff: Deputy shot 14-year-old who stole vehicle, rammed patrol car in St. Lucie County

INVESTIGATORS SAY IT STARTEDWITH A CAR BEING STOLEN...ANDENDED WITH A TEENAGER BEINGSHOT BY A DEPUTY IN SAINTLUCIE COUNTY.

THE SHERIFFOFFICE SAYS THE DEPUTY WAS INFEAR OF HIS LIFE.WPTV NEWSCHANNEL 5S RYANHUGHES IS LIVE IN FORT PIERCEWITH MORE ON EXACTLY WHATHAPPENED.DEPUTIES WERE OUT HERE FORMORE THAN 4 HOURS COLLECTINGEVIDENCE AFTER NEIGHBORS SAYTHEY HEARD MULTIPLE SHOTS.WEBEHIND THE WHEEL OF A STOLENCAR.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HEIGNORED COMMANDS FROM DEPUTIESAND CRASHED INTO THIS WALLBEFORE TRYING TO GET AWAY.“IT SADDENS MY HEART THATCHILDREN DONPOLICE OFFICERS” EVELYNMCCARTHY WAS JUST DOWN THESTREET WITH A NEIGHBOR...WHENSHE SAYS SHE HEARD SHOTSFIRED...NEAR HER HOME.“ATTHAT TIME I SAW TWO POLICEOFFICERS RUN DOWN OUR DRIVEWAYIN THE CAR OBVIOUSLY WENTTHROUGH THE WALL AND KEPTGOING” CONCRETE PIECES COVERTHE GROUND...AND VIEWERPICTURES SHOW DAMAGE TO THEFRONT END OF A SILVER SUV.INVESTIGATORS SAY DEPUTIESSPOTTED THE STOLEN SUV IN THEAREA OF MURA DR AND KINGORANGE DR IN FORT PIERCEAROUND 11:30 THURSDAY MORNING.THE SHERIFF SAYS THE A14-YEAR-OLD BEHIND THE WHEELIGNORES COMMANDS TO STOP ANDGET OUT.

INSTEAD THEY SAY HERAMMED A PATROL CAR...AND WASHEADING TOWARDS ANOTHERDEPUTY.

IN FEAR OF HISLIFE...THE SHERIFF TELLS USTHE DEPUTY FIRED AT THEONCOMING SUV AND HIT THE 14-YEAR-OLD IN THE LEG.“I HEARDTHE GUNSHOTS AND THEN I HEARDTHE VEHICLE SPEEDING BY” GREGJACKSON HAS LIVED HERE FORSEVEN YEARS.

HE SAYS ITUNUSUAL TO HEARGUNSHOTS....BUT IS SURPRISEDTHIS DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTINGHAPPENED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.“ON THE NEXT STREET IS EVENWORSE THAN THIS SIDE A LOT OFPEOPLE TRYING TO BREAK IN YOURCARS.THE 14-YEAR-OLD WAS FOUND BY AK9 JUST BEHIND THESEHOMES...WAS TAKEN TO AHOSPITAL AND HAS BEERELEASED.

WEARE NOW PENDING.I'M JAY CASHMERE AT THE LIVEDE

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