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Police: Greenville officer shot with fireworks

Jul 5, 2011 2:59:00 PM - thestate.com
Authorities say a police officer was lured into a Greenville neighborhood and then intentionally shot with fireworks.

WYFF-TV reports that the Greenville officer was OK after being hit in the chest with fireworks Monday night.

Sgt. Jason Rampey said the officer was sent to an apartment complex after reports people were shooting each other with fireworks. Authorities say the officer was attacked with fireworks and called for backup.

The officer also arrested and charged a 15-year-old with unlawful discharge of a firework into a moving vehicle. During that arrest, Rampey says someone else fired another firework into the officer's chest.

The officer was wearing body armor and wasn't hurt. Rampey says investigators think kids at the complex called 911 to get the officer to come so they could attack him.

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