Teen and deputy injured in fire exchange

Posted at 10:21 PM, Sep 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-03 23:21:57-04

A teen armed with a shotgun, threatens his parents and then fires at responding officers.

The suspect is just 17-years-old.

Douglas County deputies were called to the home after reports of a teenage male wielding a bat, but when the first deputy arrived the suspect was actually armed with a gun.

Then additional deputies were called.

It happened around 5 am Sunday at a home near the 1400th block of 240th street.

A Douglas County chief deputy confirmed the teenager first shot at deputies and they then returned fire.

When deputies announced shots were fired a “Help An Officer” call was put out.

Deputy John Mcfarland was shot and transported to Lakeside Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

He is expected to make a full recovery.

The second deputy Dale Keen was not injured.

The suspect who is just 17-years old was also shot and transported to Bergan ICU to be treated for his injuries.

He is now in stable condition.

His name is not being released.


Investigators are still determining exactly what caused the initial disturbance and gun shots.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.