Attorney: Boy Too Young For Prison
James Martin Davis: Charges Are Politically Motivated
OMAHA, Neb. --
A 15-year-old boy police said shot at an Omaha police officer who was chasing him Friday is too young to go to prison, said defense attorney James Martin Davis.
Davis isn't officially representing Cameron Williams, but he said the first thing he'd do if he takes the case is to request a transfer to juvenile court.
"Unless we want to go back to the Dark Ages, and put 12-year-old kids in prison, we've got to give the juvenile court a chance. That's why we have it," Davis said.
Police said Williams fired at least two shots at officer Josiah Warren after a traffic stop near 84th and G streets.
Warren returned fire, hitting the boy in the chest. Williams was taken to the hospital Friday in critical condition. The bullet struck his lung. He has since improved and was alert a
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