Youth admits to shooting at police officer

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Chadd Rabara, accused of firing shots that nearly struck a police officer, pleaded guilty to one count of felonious assault with a fire arm specification. He will be sentenced on January 31.

On July 19, 2010, Rabara was with a group of youths who were driving through south Toledo when Toledo police officer George Shaughnessy attempted to stop the pickup truck in which they were traveling. The truck refused to stop, then shots were fired from the passenger side of the vehicle.

Shaughnessy suffered a minor head injury from flying glass. One bullet struck the head rest of his car. At least 11 shots were fired, according to investigators.

A short pursuit ensued after the shooting and Rabara, along with three other suspects were apprehended.

Rabara, who was 17 years old at the time of the offense, was tried as an adult. He was originally charged with attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault.