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Police officer wounded after struggle over gun

August 28, 2014
Associated Press

HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A police officer has been wounded with his own weapon during a struggle with a juvenile prisoner outside a Bay County juvenile facility.

Hampton Township police Chief Gerald Runde tells The Bay City Times ( ) that the Sebewaing officer was shot in the right hand about 1 p.m. Thursday after the boy grabbed his gun.

Runde says the boy then shot himself. The boy's condition wasn't immediately available. The officer's wound isn't life-threatening.

The chief says the officer was taking the boy to the juvenile home. Bay County Undersheriff Troy Cunningham says the boy slipped a hand from his handcuffs and grabbed the gun.

The boy's name, age and reason why he was being taken to the facility weren't released.

Hampton Township is about 90 miles northwest of Detroit.


Information from: The Bay City Times,



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