ELKHART, Ind. – A northern Indiana prosecutor says that a railroad police officer will not face any criminal charges for firing shots that injured a 13-year-old boy who led police on a car chase.
Elkhart County Prosecutor Vicki Becker announced Thursday that a grand jury decided to clear Norfolk Southern officer Kyle Perry for his actions in the May 7 shooting. Becker says the teen was wounded in the shoulder and was admitted to the hospital for a night.
Becker says the boy was a runaway who rode in a stolen car at an Elkhart officer tried to stop the vehicle for dangerous driving. The teenager led the police on a 2km pursuit and the railway officer was assisting an officer in the block of the car when the driver accelerated backward toward him.
Becker says Perry fired seven shots.