Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Police Say Cop Accidentally Shot Two Kids

From the Sun. Click on this link for full story:

Howard County police today named the two teens who were shot and wounded by a police officer yesterday. The teens were injured by a shot apparently fired accidentally by a Howard County police officer during an investigation of suspected drug activity in a Jessup neighborhood, police said.

Dwain Usery, 14, of Jessup, was shot in the abdomen and was taken to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center where he is in fair condition. Garcia Wilson, 15, also of Jessup, was shot in the arm and was treated at Howard County General Hospital, police said. He was released last night. Both teens are freshmen at Hammond High School, according to the county school system.

Sherry Llewellyn, a spokeswoman for Howard County police, said the shooting occurred at 5:19 p.m. at Pleasant Chase Road and Summit Hill Way as undercover officers were conducting surveillance of the area because of suspected drug activity. The undercover officers thought they saw a drug deal taking place in a car, Llewellyn said. She said she didn't know how many officers were involved.

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