Toddler injured by police flash grenade in drug raid
A toddler caught in the middle of a drug raid was seriously injured when a police flash grenade exploded in his playpen.
Friday, May 30th 2014, 2:03 am EDT
CORNELIA, GA (WXIA) -- A toddler caught in the middle of a drug raid was seriously injured when a police flash grenade exploded in his playpen.The 19-month-old child is now in Grady Hospital's burn unit in Atlanta. The raid in which he was injured was at a house just north of Cornelia, in Habersham County, early Wednesday morning.
Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell said there was no indication that a family with four children were guests in the suspected drug dealer's house when his team went in and threw that flash grenade to try to arrest the suspect.
Terrell said his team made an undercover drug buy at the house just a few hours before the raid.
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