WSMH FOX 66 on Facebook WSMH FOX 66 Twitter WSMH FOX 66 RSS Feed WSMH FOX 66 Mailing List

FOX 66 News at Ten

WSMH FOX 66 :: News - News at Ten - Police stun stepdad trying to save son from fire
Police stun stepdad trying to save son from fire

The family of a 3-year-old killed in a northern Missouri house fire says it is outraged after police used a stun gun on the boy's stepfather as he tried to run back in and save the child.

Riley Miller died early Oct. 31 in the Mississippi River town of Louisiana. A city police officer fired his stun gun at Ryan Miller as he tried to re-enter his burning home, which was destroyed.

Grandmother Lori Miller says she witnessed two officers use the stun gun three times, twice after Ryan Miller had been handcuffed.

Miller suffered chest burns and was later released from the city jail without being charged.

The family says it is considering legal action against the city.

City Administrator Bob Jenne called the police response a "judgment call."

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Police stun stepdad trying to save son from fire

Friday, November 8 2013, 10:55 AM EST

National News Headlines

Los Angeles unanimously passes quake retrofit for many older buildings
Thousands of older wood and concrete apartment buildings vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake would get costly upgrades under sweeping retrofitting rules passed Friday by the Los Angeles City Council.

Shark bites surfer on Oahu's North Shore
A 25-year-old Oahu man has been bitten by a shark while surfing on Oahu's North Shore.

Trio used stolen gun to rob, kill 2 in California, police say
Three young transients used a handgun that was stolen from an unlocked car to rob and kill a backpacking Canadian tourist in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco then a yoga instructor two days later on a hiking trail north of the city, authorities said Friday.

Searchers find young cousins alive in Kentucky's Red River Gorge area after 20-hour ordeal
Two young cousins alone and lost in the Appalachian woods ate sticks and slept on the ground during a 20-hour ordeal that ended when searchers found them unharmed Friday in the rugged terrain in the Red River Gorge area of Kentucky, the mother of one boy said.

17 Free Online Tools to Help You Grow Your Blog to 1 Million Visitors
And what's their price, you ask? How about . . . free?

The 4 Big Changes to Open Innovation During the Last 4 Years
It's easier than ever before to get your ideas licensed by bigger companies.

This Could Be the Next Big Event Since SXSW. At Least Mark Cuban Thinks So.
RECESS is aimed at college students and bridges today's big musicians with the superstars of business.

5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Invest In
Most of these concepts will seem fairly straightforward, but the reality is, many entrepreneurs -- particularly first timers -- overlook them.

6 Ways to Become a More Empathetic Entrepreneur
Have you read 'To Kill a Mockingbird'? You should, for its central message.

6 Tips for Taking Back Control and Performing Better
Does your 'to-do' list resemble 'War and Peace'? Here's how to scale it down.

News at Ten Stories

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix