Grand jury declines to indict sheriff’s detective in shooting of juvenile

A Montgomery County Sheriff’s detective will not face criminal charges in the shooting of a juvenile who reportedly tried to hit the detective with a vehicle in Harrison Twp., according to a grand jury report.

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On Aug. 30, a juvenile male was driving dangerously around 50-60 miles per hour through a residential neighborhood, Sheriff Streck previously told News Center 7.

Deputies lost sigh of vehicle, which was reported as stolen, but found it shortly after in an apartment parking lot.

When the detective got out of his cruiser, the juvenile tried to run over or hit the detective, Streck said.

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The detective shot at the juvenile as a result.

The juvenile drove away, prompting a low-speed chase, which ended in a second apartment complex parking lot off Riverside Drive.

Once the juvenile got out of the vehicle, deputies realized he had a gunshot wound.

His injuries did not seem life-threatening, said Streck. The juvenile was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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