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LPD: 17-year-old hit by car running from officers, out of hospital & facing charges

Lincoln Police Department
Lincoln Police Department(Station)
Published: Jun. 2, 2021 at 11:10 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A 17-year-old boy was hit by a car while running from Lincoln Police officers.

LPD said the teenager was released from the hospital on Wednesday and was taken to the Youth Detention Center.

Officers said the teen is facing felony theft by receiving, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed weapon and obstructing a police officer. 

LPD said the teen was also lodged for an outstanding juvenile warrant.

This week investigators with the LPD Gang Unit were looking for a 17-year-old boy who was a suspect in two cases, one was a weapons violation and the other was fleeing from an officer in a stolen 2005 red BMW on May 26 near 27th and O Streets.

LPD said that around noon on Tuesday, investigators saw the red BMW driving around 27th and N Streets before it parked nearby.

Police said investigators saw the driver walk across 27th Street and go inside a home.

According to police, investigators identified the driver as the suspect they were looking for and approached the car which was unoccupied.

LPD said they ran the VIN on the car and determined it was in fact the red BMW reported stolen out of Grand Island.

Around 12:30 p.m., the 17-year-old left the home and walked towards the car when police said he saw investigators. According to police, the teenager ran away heading eastbound across 27th Street and was hit by a southbound car, a 2009 Green Hyundai Sonata.

LPD said as investigators saw the boy on the ground, they ran towards him telling him to stop and that he was under arrest, but the boy got up and started running eastbound until investigators took him into custody.

Police said while searching the teen, they found a loaded Glock handgun with an extended 31 round magazine, $228 and 112 grams of methamphetamine.

Because of the teenager’s injuries, police said he was taken by ambulance to a local hospital but his injuries were minor.

LPD said prior to this, investigators had communicated with the Grand Island Police Department for information pertaining to their cases.

The driver of the car, a 21-year-old man, was not cited for any offenses and did not report any injuries as a result of the crash, though damage to his car was estimated around $1,000.

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