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A car driven by Naheem Reams, ...
A car driven by Naheem Reams, 17, who allegedly tried to run over police, is seen in the lawn of Merle Phillips Park in the background.
was shot, allegedly by police, and was in critical condition at Geisinger Medical Center
, Danville, as of Wednesday evening.
The teen, who was identified by family friends as Naheem Reams, remained in critical condition at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, as of 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.
A man identifying himself as Reams' father contacted The News-Item Wednesday night and said his
son had undergone surgery for a wound to his
stomach and liver.
said the family wasn't getting any answers from police as to why his
son was shot, and said his
son wasn't violent.
Friends interviewed at a home at 452 N. Fifth St. Wednesday afternoon believe Reams
may have fled because juvenile probation officers had been looking for him recently.
When officers approached his
car, that's why he
took off, they believe. (See separate story.)
Reams grew up in Sunbury and attended Shikellamy High School.
is believed to have earned his
high school diploma through Northwestern Academy
Posts on his
Facebook page Wednesday afternoon included a number of get-well wishes and at least three posts that say "F... the police."
One afternoon post asking for prayers noted Reams
was in critical condition and said he's
"not doing good."