Bullet grazes back of Selma teen’s head

Published 12:14 am Wednesday, November 9, 2016

By Blake Deshazo | The Selma Times-Journal

A Selma teenager was shot Monday afternoon while walking home with his girlfriend.

Lt. Sam Miller with the Selma Police Department said the 17-year-old was grazed on the back of the head and suffered a non-life threatening injury.

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“He was walking down the street with his girlfriend and felt like something was going to happen,” Miller said. “He said a guy stepped out from behind and SUV and started walking toward him.”

Miller said the teenager told officers he felt like the unidentified man that stepped out from behind the vehicle was going to do something.

“All of the sudden the guy pulled a gun out and started shooting,” Miller said. “The guy told him to run … so he took off running and got behind a tree. I guess while he was kind of peaking out around one of the bullets kind of grazed the back of his head.”

Miller said the shooting happened around the intersection of Marie Foster Street and Second Avenue.

The victim told officers the suspect used a revolver, and did not know who the shooter was.

No arrest has been made, and the police department is encouraging anyone with knowledge to call the secret witness line at 874-2588 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-442-7463.