Deputy Shot Twice With Own Gun

Officer expected to survive after being shot in chest

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012  |  Updated 4:23 PM CDT
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Deputy Shot Twice With Own Gun

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Authorities say a Southeast Texas deputy has been shot twice with his own gun after a 16-year-old boy in custody allegedly disarmed the officer and opened fire.

Jefferson County Sheriff Mitch Woods told KFDM-TV that an Orange County sheriff's deputy was shot in the chest Thursday but should survive.

Woods did not say if the deputy was wearing a protective vest during the incident outside the Minnie Rogers Juvenile Detention Center near Beaumont.

Woods said the teen had been transported to a court hearing in Orange and was returning to the juvenile facility when the struggle happened.

The name of the deputy, who was taken to hospital, hasn't been released. The Orange County Sheriff's Office did not immediately comment. Further details about the youth were not immediately available.

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