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.