Man Shot By Police Says He Sold Drugs to Buy His Son a Christmas Gift

A northeastern Pennsylvania man shot by a police officer is disputing authorities' account of the shooting and says he was only selling drugs to try to pay for a Christmas gift for his son.

Thirty-year-old Bong Bob Kim of Wilkes-Barre is facing charges of aggravated assault, drug trafficking and fleeing police and is being held at Luzerne County Correctional Center.

He told The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens' Voice that he made a bad choice but stopped when ordered to do so and put his hands into the air but was shot anyway.

Police said Kim twice raised his hands only to try to drive away both times, and the officer fired when he appeared to be trying to run officers over.

District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said the shooting was justified.

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