Official: Shooting Victim Brain Dead
Published: 2/13/08, 8:46 PM EDT
By JEFF WILSON
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy who was shot in the head at school was declared brain dead Wednesday but was kept on a ventilator for possible organ donation, a medical examiner said.
Eighth-grader Lawrence King, who was shot Tuesday, was pronounced brain dead at 2 p.m. at St. John's Regional Medical Center after two neurosurgeons examined him, said Craig Stevens, senior deputy medical examiner in Ventura County.
King was clinically dead but was kept on a ventilator pending a family decision on organ donation, Stevens said.
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That just stinks, on so many levels! Prayers for the loved ones. The fourteen-year-old suspect has been arrested. The world is turned upside down....