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Miami-Dade Police Identify Teen Shot By Officer

Teen reached for metal bat in his waistband during confrontation with officer: Police



    (Published Monday, May 28, 2012)

    Miami-Dade Police on Tuesday identified the teen who was shot by an officer while they say he was carrying a metal bat in Kendall.

    Sebastian Gregory, 16, was shot by the officer around 3:30 a.m. Monday in the area of Sunset Drive near Southwest 160th Avenue, police said.

    Police say an officer who was conducting a routine check in his patrol car spotted Gregory walking in the area with what appeared to be a shiny metal object in his waistband.

    When the officer confronted Gregory, he reached for the object and the officer opened fire, police said. The object was later identified as a baseball bat.

    Gregory was taken to Kendall Regional Hospital, where he was listed in stable but critical condition.

    Gregory's father told NBC 6 his son was hit with four bullets. His brother, Juan Gregory, said his brother isn't a hoodlum.

    "The bat probably was for defense. He keeps a weapon for defense,” Juan Gregory said, adding that he doesn't know why his brother was out that late.

    Man Injured in Police-Involved Shooting in Kendall

    [MI] Man Injured in Police-Involved Shooting in Kendall
    A man was hospitalized after he was shot by an officer in Southwest Miami-Dade early Monday. Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman Rosanna Cordero-Stutz and the man's brother, Juan Gregory, discuss the incident.
    (Published Tuesday, May 29, 2012)

    The shooting is still being investigated. Anyone with info is asked to call Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers at 305-471-TIPS. 

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