Composite sketch shows suspect in Md. shooting

 

WASHINGTON —The school bus driver who came to the aid of a 17-year-old who was shot and robbed in Waldorf, Maryland, says she was willing to lose her job to save the teen’s life.

“When I stopped and told him to get on the bus, I said I might lose my job today, but I’m not going to let this child bleed to death on the street,” Chiquita Posey, the driver, told NBC Washington.

A group of people shot the  teen in the leg and stole his BMX bike and cell phone late Tuesday afternoon, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office says. The teen was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The incident happened at around 3 p.m. on a bike path near St. Paul’s Drive. The teen was on his way home from St. Charles High School, en route to a friend’s house, NBC Washington reports.

Two males approached the teen, demanding his bike. One of the men shot the teen in the leg, police say.The robbers then made off with his iPhone and bike.

For help, teen had to flag down the school bus driver.

“That could have been my child,” says Posey, who just happened to be taking a shortcut when the teen flagged her down. People are calling her an “angel,” NBC Washington reports.

“I just want to hug her and just thank her and welcome her into my family,” the boy’s mother told the TV station.

It’s a meeting the bus driver would welcome.

“I want to hug her, too, because we’re both mothers,” Posey said.

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