Tuesday, January 16, 2007
WARREN, Ohio — A police officer was accidentally shocked by another officer's stun gun while they were trying to subdue a teenager suspected of being drunk, according to a police report.
Patrolman Sean Stephens was struck in the head and shocked with a barb from aTaser fired by Sgt. Martin Gargas. The other barb hit the 14-year-old boy, police said. Stephens was treated at a hospital and released.
The boy was fighting with officers who were trying to arrest him after curfew early Saturday, police said. He was taken into custody along with a 14-year-old girl who was at the scene.
The teens were released to family members after being charged with unruly curfew and underage consumption of alcohol. The boy also was charged with resisting arrest.