Saturday, May 16, 2020 around 2:15 am, officers responded to an apartment in the 5000 block of Pine Street in reference to a victim of a shooting. Upon the arrival, officers located a 15 year old juvenile victim in an apartment suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers quickly provided medical aid to the victim until EMS arrived. Preliminary investigation revealed that just prior to contacting the police, the victim was involved in an altercation near the rear of the complex which led to the shooting. Due to conflicting statements and uncooperative subjects, it is still unclear what transpired. The victim was transported to the hospital by EMS. He had to have surgery and is expected to recover.
The officer is to be commended for his quick and proper application of his tourniquet to the victim which, according to EMS personnel, possibly saved the 15 year old victim’s life.
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