SHOOTING UPDATE: Man Shot By Police Charged

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The man who was shot by police after they say he drove into a crime scene last month is now facing charges.

Shawntee Young is charged with two counts of assault or display of a dangerous weapon. He is out on bond after police arrested him Saturday.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 1200 block of 15th Street on March 20th.

Police blocked off an area to investigate. As they looked for evidence Young allegedly started speeding toward the crime scene.

Officers say they ordered Young to stop but he refused and three officers opened fire.

Young told Channel 13 last week he went around the car, not realizing it was a police car, and officers opened fire for no reason.

Young was in the hospital for over a week after being shot twice in the back.

The officers involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave until the investigation is complete.


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