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Suit: Officer shot boy, 10, with stun gun

Nov. 1, 2012 at 4:05 PM   |   Comments

TULAROSA, N.M., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A New Mexico 10-year-old is suing police after he was allegedly shocked with a stun gun during a career fair.

The Tularosa boy's lawsuit against the New Mexico Department of Public Safety alleges Motor Transportation Police Officer Christopher Webb shot the boy with a stun gun after the youngster made a joke about the officer, KRQE-TV, Albuquerque, reported Thursday.

"Let me show you what happens to people who do not listen to the police," Webb allegedly said before firing the weapon, which caused the boy to black out, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

Webb said the stun gun fired accidentally, the lawsuit alleges.

The incident happened earlier this year while Webb was making a presentation at a career day program at Tularosa Intermediate School, the suit says.

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