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Deputy shoots Miami County teen in leg after altercation

December 23, 2011

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— An eastern Kansas teenager is expected to recover after being shot in the leg by a Miami County sheriff's deputy after the boy charged at officers with a baseball bat.

Undersheriff Wayne Minckley says a woman called the sheriff's department Friday morning and said her 15-year-old adopted son was fighting with his father at their home six miles north of Paola.

Minckley says the boy threw a pick ax at the responding officers' vehicles before going after them with a bat.

The officers tried to subdue the boy with a Tazer but weren't successful. A sergeant fired his revolver once and hit the teen in the upper leg after the youth struck two officers in the arm with the bat.

The officers were treated for their injuries and released.

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