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July 30, 2013
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Video: Teen on 'shrooms fights police, fires officer's gun

The teen told an officer he had overdosed, then swung a punch at an officer and an altercation ensued

By PoliceOne Staff

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Police have released surveillance video showing an 18-year-old man, who was high on mushrooms and had “superhuman strength,” wrestling a gun away from an officer and firing it.

Jared Steven Leone walked into Beaverton City Hall Friday and told an officer he had overdosed and needed help, according to

When three officers appeared in the lobby, Leone immediately began swinging.

At some point, they did get him handcuffed. “He broke those handcuffs,” said Detective Sergeant Jim Shumway.

Leone then grabbed one of the officers’ guns and fired into the wall of an empty room, according to the report.

The officers used Tasers on Leone seven times during the fight, but they had no effect. Shumway said Leone appeared to be unable to feel pain.

Leone faces charges including assaulting a public safety officer, unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest.

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