A 19-month-old boy was sleeping in a Georgia home with his parents and three older sisters when police entered, looking for a drug suspect. Officers threw a stun grenade into the boy’s crib, critically injuring the toddler, his parents say. The family, visiting from Wisconsin, was not associated with the crime, and the suspect was arrested at a different house.
A 19-month-old boy is fighting for his life after a SWAT team threw a stun grenade into his crib during an overnight home raid, the toddler’s family says.
Police were looking for Wanis Thometheva, who sold methamphetamine to an undercover officer Tuesday evening, police said.
But when the team raided his Georgia home, the Phonesavanh family was inside — not Thometheva.
The Phonesavanhs, visiting Habersham County after a fire at their Wisconsin home, were sleeping when officers entered around 3 a.m. Wednesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Police tossed a distraction grenade through the door. It landed on 19-month-old Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh’s pillow.
Bou Bou suffered serious burns and is now in a medically induced coma.
His parents said he has a 50 percent chance of surviving.
Source: New York Daily News | MEG WAGNER