OMAHA, Neb. — An appeal of a judge’s decision to try in juvenile court the case of a teenager accused of attacking his parents before shooting at Douglas County sheriff’s deputies is scheduled to be heard by the Nebraska Supreme Court.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that prosecutors appealed Judge Marlon Polk’s ruling in November. Prosecutors want the 17-year-old tried as an adult.
Authorities say the 17-year-old fired on deputies Sept. 3 when they responded to the boy’s Waterloo home. Deputy John McFarland suffered minor injuries when he was hit by shotgun pellets. The teen lost a kidney after being shot by one of the deputies who returned fire. Investigators say the deputies were called after the boy attacked his parents with a baseball bat when they confronted him about drinking.
The Associated Press generally does not name juveniles charged with crimes.
Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com