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Father of Teen shot while handcuffed in Patrol Car Accuses County of Withholding Information

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High school senior Deavyn Gordon seemed to have it all.

"He's very popular in school, a baseball player he played all the sports, rode motorcycles," said Deavyn's father, Lynn Gordon.

But an alleged threat by the 17-year-old to harm himself last December brought Precinct 3 Constable deputies to North Shore High School.

"My son was at the campus police were called out," Gordon said. "They found him supposedly searched him put him in a patrol car and somehow he retrieved a firearm and was shot in the head."

Seven months have passed and that's still all Gordon knows about that fateful winter day.

His son survived but might never be the same.

"Where did the gun come from, was he searched?" said attorney Amin Alehashem, with the Texas Civil Rights Project.

In January Alehashem filed an open records request on behalf of the distraught father asking the Precinct 3 Constable's Office for things routinely considered public information.

"Police reports, 911 calls, dispatch communication," the attorney said.

The information would answer some of Gordon's nagging questions like how did his son get a gun while handcuffed and who did the gun belong to.

"I can tell you it wasn't my gun and I don't know where the gun came from," Gordon said. "That's another question that might be answered through the police reports."

The father and his attorney say the constable's office is ignoring their open records request.

Now they have filed suit hoping a judge will force the county to turn over the requested information.

"These are just basic questions that actually anybody especially the father of the boy is entitled to have answers to," said Alehashem.

Shortly after the shooting the Precinct 3 Constable's office admitted the boy was not thoroughly searched but said no department policy was violated,

That office told us the investigation is not over and that's why they won't turn over the requested information.

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