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MUSKEGON, Mich. -- The Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office says no charges will be filed against an officer who shot a teenage girl in the leg earlier this month.

The shooting happened Aug. 12 at Carriage House Apartments.   During a press conference Tuesday, officials played 911 calls from the girl and her boyfriend as well as dash camera video of the incident.

Officials say Officer Doug Conrad was dispatched to the scene after the teen girl called 911 saying someone had taken her clothes.  The initial call was dropped, and when the dispatcher called back, her 16-year-old boyfriend answered.

He told police he had been cut, that his girlfriend had a knife and that he was locked in a room.   He requested an officer.

During the call he went outside, where his girlfriend allegedly chased him with a steak knife and a BBQ fork.

Investigators say Officer Conrad asked her to drop the weapons twice and he shot her when she didn't comply.

The girl is facing juvenile assault charges.  Officer Conrad is still on administrative leave pending an internal review.

The girl's boyfriend told FOX 17 earlier this month that despite chaotic circumstances at the scene, police should not have shot her.

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4 comments

  • Commonsense

    Such a sweet young lady meaning no harm. Right, once again the Video proves that this was once again a group of liars looking to get law enforcement into trouble. How about law enforcement files reverse discrimination charges on these two little punks so in love!?

  • Jay

    Maybe it’s just me but when I took my concealed carry license over half the course was sitting talking to a lawyer on when and where I could legally use my firearm in the situations that Constituting my legal rights on firing my handgun. And I must be in fear for my life in ordered to fire my gun. I would agree hear that these juveniles were definitely acting immature but probably has to do with what kind of leadership they have inside their own families or lack of But still I see nowhere for either one of these juveniles are putting themselves or others in any immediate danger to cause an officer to discharge his weapon in a public community where there are kids and family’s live that to me is not very reasonable I guess I don’t like the idea of cops using guns on people with a stake knife but that’s also because I believe in community is the best way for all of us to protect are family members and friends. I got new for you avg response time for your cops is 14plus minutes I can be a my neighbors door in less than a minute so who’s really going to save you get to know your neighbors I believe in peace LOVE IS MY RELIGION HELP SPREAD

    • Michael

      Yes it’s just you. You can’t compare your CPL course to what an officer is trained/required to do.

      If you don’t believe a suspect wielding a knife is a situation where the use of a firearm is warranted I’m glad you aren’t my neighbor. That CPL does you and I no good if you aren’t willing to use the gun when the situation calls for it.

      It doesn’t matter if the suspect had a bat, knife, or gun. The proper response is a firearm. Police operate on a +1 force continuum. Whatever level of force the suspect is using the officer goes one level higher as he’s responsible for ending the situation. Since a knife is considered deadly force the firearm is the only reasonable response.

      He ordered her to drop it and she didn’t. Life is full of choices and she made the wrong one.

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