ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis police say officers shot and wounded a 14-year-old boy after he fired at officers.
Police Chief Sam Dotson told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch the shooting occurred Sunday. Police say the wounded teenager, whose name hasn’t been released, was hospitalized in critical but stable condition. No officers were injured.
Dotson says officers were searching for a car taken in a carjacking and that officers tried to talk to at least one teenager who was walking nearby. He says the teen ran off, turned and fired one shot before officers returned fire. Dotson says witnesses told police they heard the officers identify themselves as police and order the teen to get down. He says police recovered the teen’s pistol.
The two officers involved are white, the teen is black.