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Teen Suing Police For Shooting That Left Him Paralyzed

Lawyers for the injured 19-year-old say this shooting is just one more example of New Brunswick police using excessive force and violating civil rights. Police say the video doesn't tell the whole story.

In surveillance video released by attorneys representing Victor Rodriguez, you see the 19 year old carrying a starter pistol and racing past an unmarked police cruiser.

The officer in the driver's seat opens fire, hitting Rodriguez in the legs. Soon after, another officer shoots Rodriguez in the back. His attorneys say that's the shot that paralyzed him. They say you can see it happen when Rodriguez legs reflexively go up in the air.

"He sits here today in a wheel chair. He's a paraplegic. He's got two bullets lodged in his back, which the doctors are not able to remove," attorney Joseph Ginarte said.

Rodriguez, 19, listened to his lawyers talk about his case during a press conferenc

Added: Aug-1-2012 
By: wtfwyt
Regional News
Tags: shooting, shots fired, lawsuit, teen, paralyzed, new jersey, caught on tape, surveillance video, raw video
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States (load item map)
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