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Johnson County teen shot by police charged as adult

Posted at 12:52 PM, Apr 12, 2019

NEW WHITELAND — A 17-year-old New Whiteland boy who pointed a gun at police and then was shot by officers will be tried as an adult.

According to court records, Carter Kappel is charged with resisting law enforcement with a deadly weapon, and pointing a gun.

The incident took place in December outside Kappel's home, off U.S. 31 in New Whiteland, which is south of Greenwood in Johnson County.

Police had been called by a relative who was concerned that Kappel, who had run away from home, had returned and had a gun.

According to investigators, officers found the 17-year-old outside the house.

Police then shot Kappel when he pointed a gun at them.

He was wounded, but survived.