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Teen accused of firing on deputies to be tried as juvenile

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A teenager accused of attacking his parents before shooting at Douglas County sheriff's deputies will be tried in juvenile court.

The Omaha World-Herald says a judge issued that ruling Tuesday. The Associated Press generally does not name juveniles charged with crimes.

Authorities say the 17-year-old fired on deputies Sept. 3 when the deputies responded to the boy's Waterloo home. Deputy John McFarland was hit by shotgun pellets and treated and released from a hospital the same day. The teen underwent surgery and lost a kidney after being shot by one of the deputies who returned fire.

Investigators say the deputies were called after the boy attacked his parents with a baseball bat when they confronted him about drinking.

The teen's attorney says the boy doesn't remember the events.

Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

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