Sunday, February 15, 2004

Public safety

Robbery suspect injured by gunshot

AVONDALE - A juvenile was hospitalized Saturday with a gunshot wound after he tried to rob a man of his sneakers, authorities said.

The juvenile, whose name and age was not released, tried to rob a man of newly purchased Air Jordan basketball sneakers about 8 a.m. in the 3500 block of Reading Road when he was shot in the chest, police said.

The gunman ran after the shooting. No one had been arrested Saturday.

The juvenile was taken to University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Father accused of striking, injuring son

FOREST PARK - A 34-year-old father was arrested late Friday and charged with causing injuries to his 12-year old son by striking him with a metal rod.

Police charged Michael A. Miller, of the 600 block of Waycross Road, with child endangering in the incident. According to police, the suspect repeatedly struck the boy with a metal rod at their home on Thursday.

The 12-year-old suffered two broken thumbs and severe bruising on his back and thigh, police said.

Injured cheerleader released from hospital

LIBERTY TWP - The 16-year-old Lakota East varsity cheerleader injured while performing Friday was released from an area hospital Saturday, authorities said.

Shayna Riddell, suffered pulled muscles in her neck and back while attempting a tumbling maneuver during the Lakota East versus Princeton varsity boys basketball game.

Shayna was released from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Saturday. Her mother, Rhonda Riddell, said her daughter is "doing fine."

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