Ohio police officers who shot, wounded teen will not be charged

CENTERVILLE, Ohio – Police officers who are shot and injured a 15-year-old boy who had an air gun won’t face criminal prosecution.

Montgomery County’s prosecutor said Monday that a county grand jury declined to indict the two Centerville police officers after the hearing of testimony and evidence with respect to the 2 Feb shoot in Centerville, approximately 16 miles (26 kilometers) south of Dayton.

The teenager’s injuries were not life-threatening.

The statement of the prosecutor, said the agents fired at the teen after he removed what they believed was a gun from his waistband and pointed it at them. The prosecutor said that the officers fired their weapons “because of the serious and immediate threat.”

Later it was discovered that a gun was an air gun, which investigators said was indistinguishable from a real gun.

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