Video shows man grabbing officer's gun at Beaverton, Ore. City Hall

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by KGW and KING Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 10:40 PM

A Seattle man is making headlines in Oregon for the "super human strength" he displayed during a violent scuffle with police. Police in Beaverton say they shocked the 18-year-old with a taser seven times,  but it had absolutely  no effect on him.

Jared Leone,18, is accused of wrestling the gun away from a police officer and opening fire just before 6 p.m., Friday. No one was hit by the bullet.

The incident occurred at the Beaverton Police Department, which also serves as city hall.  Police said Leone walked up to the records department and asked for help because he was overdosing.  Officers tended to him at which point he tried to punch one of them.

Leone then managed to steal the officer's .40 caliber weapon and fired off one round, police said.

The surveillance video showed nine officers taking Leone down. The struggle lasted more than five minutes.

The officers said Leone displayed super-human strength. They tazed Leone several times and said it had no effect. He even managed to break a pair of metal handcuffs in the fight.

"This could've been tragic for sure," said Detective Sergeant Jim Shumway.  "We could've had a dead officer or dead citizen inside."

The officer ended up with a shoulder injury.  Leone went to the hospital to be treated for his overdose. He was then booked in the Washington County Jail on charges of assaulting a public safety officer, unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest.

Leone recently graduated from Vernonia High School and had been living in Seattle. He was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday for several charges, including assaulting an officer, unlawful use of a weapon, and resisting arrest.

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