Authorities announce charges for teen shot by police

Authorities have announced charges against a teen who was shot and injured by police in Trenton. The state attorney general's office announced that the 14-year-old was charged with unlawful possession

News 12 Staff

Aug 19, 2015, 12:04 AM

Updated 3,171 days ago

Share:

Authorities announce charges for teen shot by police
Authorities have announced charges against a teen who was shot and injured by police in Trenton.
The state attorney general's office announced that the 14-year-old was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, aggravated assault and possession of a defaced firearm.
Authorities say witnesses told police that Radazz Hearns had a gun in his hand and was shot and wounded while being pursued by police.
However, family members claim Hearns was not armed during the Aug. 7 incident near Calhoun Street in Trenton.
The attorney general's office says a .22-caliber handgun was recovered at the scene a day later. Officials say a police vehicle drove over the gun during the incident and remained at the scene through the night to provide lighting. An individual reported the gun to authorities shortly after the emergency vehicle left the scene.
Authorities say a Mercer County sheriff's officer and two state police troopers were responding to reports of shots fired when they saw three males walking in the area. When the officers went to question them, authorities say the 14-year-old ran off and was pursued by the sheriff's officer and one of the troopers.
The other trooper remained at the scene with the two other males.
Authorities say both officers fired at Hearns, striking him in the legs and the buttocks.
He was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and released a week later.


More from News 12
1:49
Fire in Newark displaces dozens of people, destroys businesses

Fire in Newark displaces dozens of people, destroys businesses

2:23
Spotty showers overnight with lows around 48; breezy but sunny Wednesday ahead

Spotty showers overnight with lows around 48; breezy but sunny Wednesday ahead

1:17
Police: 4 thieves stole high-end handbags from Montclair shop

Police: 4 thieves stole high-end handbags from Montclair shop

1:37
NJ Business Coalition urges lawmakers to reconsider corporate transit fee

NJ Business Coalition urges lawmakers to reconsider corporate transit fee

0:28
Police: Man accused of stealing steaks from Bayonne Walmart at knifepoint

Police: Man accused of stealing steaks from Bayonne Walmart at knifepoint

0:19
Road rage incident in Jersey City caught on camera; police seek driver

Road rage incident in Jersey City caught on camera; police seek driver

0:56
Jersey Proud: Man walks across the US raising money for ‘America Walks’

Jersey Proud: Man walks across the US raising money for ‘America Walks’

2:00
Seaside Park enacts new ‘No Wake Zone’ law to prevent people causing havoc in flooded streets

Seaside Park enacts new ‘No Wake Zone’ law to prevent people causing havoc in flooded streets

1:07
Paterson middle school briefly goes into lockdown following gunshots at nearby home

Paterson middle school briefly goes into lockdown following gunshots at nearby home

2:04
Police: Crews rescue 46 dogs from fire inside Pio Costa industrial complex in Fairfield

Police: Crews rescue 46 dogs from fire inside Pio Costa industrial complex in Fairfield

0:31
Sources: Body recovered in Barnegat Bay believed to be missing Island Heights woman

Sources: Body recovered in Barnegat Bay believed to be missing Island Heights woman

1:52
Police: South Brunswick crash involving car and motorcycle kills 1

Police: South Brunswick crash involving car and motorcycle kills 1

0:55
News 12 and Red Bulls host Weather Education Day at Red Bull Arena

News 12 and Red Bulls host Weather Education Day at Red Bull Arena

0:20
Police: Burglar found in crawl space at Ocean Township diner

Police: Burglar found in crawl space at Ocean Township diner

Police: 1 person killed in car crash on Route 535 in South Brunswick

Police: 1 person killed in car crash on Route 535 in South Brunswick

0:29
Moscow court rejects Evan Gershkovich's appeal, keeping him in jail until at least June 30

Moscow court rejects Evan Gershkovich's appeal, keeping him in jail until at least June 30

0:27
Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal A named world’s best terminal by Skytrax

Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal A named world’s best terminal by Skytrax

1:52
Rahway police seek public’s help identifying suspects in attempted car thefts, burglaries

Rahway police seek public’s help identifying suspects in attempted car thefts, burglaries

0:29
Former Wildwood mayor indicted for 2nd time, accused of tax evasion

Former Wildwood mayor indicted for 2nd time, accused of tax evasion

0:31
Authorities ID 3 people killed in South Brunswick crash

Authorities ID 3 people killed in South Brunswick crash