2014-01-02 / Local & State

SE Pa. Teen Hurt In Stun Gun Incident Reaches Deal

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A southeastern Pennsylvania boy who suffered severe facial injuries after being shot with a stun gun during a shoplifting arrest has reached an agreement with prosecutors.

Under the consent decree Friday in Bucks County Juvenile Court, the 14-year-old Bristol Township boy didn’t admit guilt and won’t have a juvenile record if he stays out of trouble for six months.

Defense attorney Louis Busico told the Bucks County Courier Times the boy’s family is satisfied with the agreement.

The teen’s bruised and swollen face was posted online by his mother in November. She accused Tullytown police of brutality.

District Attorney David Heckler said the handcuffed teen fell and landed on his face after being stun-gunned while running from police. He had been arrested for allegedly shoplifting at a Walmart.

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