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Marshalltown teen shot by Hardin County Sheriff

November 6, 2012
By DAVID ALEXANDER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

A Marshalltown teenager was critically injured when he was shot by the Hardin County Sheriff on Friday.

Deputies originally responded to a call that Richard Awe-Kramer, 17, allegedly shot at a car as it drove past 22626 Iowa Ave. in rural Hubbard Friday afternoon, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

When Hardin County deputies responded to a call, police claim Awe-Kramer raised the gun, pointing it at Sheriff Timothy Smith. Awe-Kramer allegedly did not respond to commands to drop the weapon, and Smith shot him.

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Hardin County Sheriff Timothy Smith (left) talks with Deputy Randy Cowell following a shooting incident Friday. Smith fired at Marshalltown teen Richard Awe-Kramer after Awe-Kramer allegedly pointed a gun at him. Paramedics air lifted Awe-Kramer to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines where he was listed in critical condition Saturday.

Paramedics immediately air lifted him to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines for treatment.

Jessica Lown, with Iowa Department of Public Safety, said Awe-Kramer was listed as being in critical condition Saturday.

He was not listed as a patient Monday afternoon, according to Mercy Hospital staff.

The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation is handling the investigation.



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