Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Teen who shot at officer in custody

At about 12:10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, an officer attempted to conduct a pedestrian check on an individual walking in the street near 41st and Tracy. As the officer exited his patrol car, the suspect began to run. After a brief foot chase, the suspect fell to the ground. As he got back to his feet, he removed a handgun from his waistband and shot at the officer. The officer returned fire, and the suspect fled northbound on Forest Avenue. Neither the officer nor the suspect was injured. Police conducted a thorough search from 39th to 41st Street, and from Troost to Tracy but could not find the suspect.

Today, the shooter has been arrested and is in custody. He has been identified as 19-year-old Carl E. Counce. He has been charged with first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action. He is being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond.
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