Judge sets $1M bond for teen charged with shooting NC officer

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CORNELIUS, N.C. —The attorney for a teenager charged with trying to kill a Cornelius police officer said police fired first. The teen also said a shotgun went off as he fell down the stairs after a bullet hit his bulletproof vest.

Attorney Brad Smith laid out the alternate version of events in a motion filed Tuesday to get a district court judge to consider setting bond for 16-year-old Greyson Ferrell.

Police had said that Ferrell opened fire when Lt. James Quattlebaum answered a call for a disturbance at Ferrell’s home in Cornelius Saturday morning, and that another officer returned fire, hitting Ferrell but not injuring him seriously.

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