14-Year-Old Boy Deliberately Strikes Billings Officer with Car
A Billings police officer was injured and a 14-year-old boy faces an attempted deliberate homicide charge after the teen reportedly struck the officer with a vehicle during a traffic stop. Police said an officer was giving commands to the occupants of a stopped vehicle early Saturday when the driver accelerated and drove straight at officers.
The vehicle struck a 35-year-old officer, causing serious injuries that required surgery. According to the Billings Gazette, when the vehicle crashed, all six occupants--including the 14-year-old boy and five girls under 16--fled on foot, but were apprehended. The investigation continues.
The Billings Gazette published an article detailing the incident that can be accessed here.