Michigan prisoner, 16, dies after struggle, shooting self

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. Authorities say a 16-year-old prisoner has died after shooting himself following a struggle where a police officer was wounded outside a Bay County juvenile facility.

Sheriff's Lt. Jim Chlebowski says the boy died around 9 p.m. Thursday at a hospital. The Bay City Times identifies him as Vincent Leo Derocco-Goulet. WSGW-AM reports an autopsy is planned.

Authorities say the officer was shot in the right hand about 1 p.m. Thursday after the boy grabbed his gun in Hampton Township, about 90 miles northwest of Detroit. Police said the officer was taking the boy to the juvenile home.

Chlebowski says the officer is Huron County Deputy Ward Carter, who was working as a part-time officer for the Sebewaing police department. Chlebowski says Carter has been released from the hospital.


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