The 13-year-old Baltimore boy, who was shot this week by a police officer while holding a BB gun, is recovering in a local area hospital. Eighth grader Dedric Colvin was shot twice, once in the shoulder and leg, both non-life-threatening wounds, the Baltimore Sun reports.
On Wednesday, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis stated that two of his officers were on patrol when they observed Dedric carrying what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol. When they approached Dedric, the teen reportedly ran away, and the officers chased him. One of them shot and wounded the fleeing teen.
Hours after, the commissioner said Dedric “had every opportunity to drop the gun” and follow the officers’ directions. What appeared to be an authentic gun turned out to be a toy, identified as a Daisy brand PowerLine Model 340 spring-air pistol.
Davis said mother Volanda Young told investigators on Wednesday that her son left home with a BB gun. She later explained to the newspaper that Dedric ran away because he was probably scared.
The police revealed Thursday that the two officers were plainclothes detectives. But Davis claimed the detectives identified themselves as officers to the teen.
During the hospital visit, the Sun reporter observed a nurse unwrap Dedric’s bandages. When asked how he felt, Dedric replied, “Bad.”
Young didn’t want to answer too many questions, though. She told the Sun during the visit she was gearing up to meet with her lawyer.
SOURCE: Baltimore Sun | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty | VIDEO SOURCE: Inform
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