Tuesday, February 21, 2012

NC Teen shot by Police

Law enforcement officers shot a deaf teen multiple times early this morning near Asheville. Buncombe County sheriff’s deputies say they stopped the 17-year-old for a traffic violation, but later saw him speeding in his pickup truck. During the ensuing chase, they say he backed into a patrol car. The boy's mother says he was scared and confused and tried to put the truck in park when the officers pulled him over the second time. The unnamed teen did not have a weapon and is now hospitalized with multiple injuries. His mother says he was hit five times. An investigation is underway by the FBI. The office who did the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome. Below is a video of part of the Sheriff's news conference about the shooting.