DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Police in Daytona Beach, Florida, say an officer shot a 16-year-old boy who was armed with a gun.
News outlets report officers chased the teenager early Saturday after getting a call about someone taking a gun from a car outside a bar.
Police say they asked the suspect to show his hands, but he refused.
That’s when police say the suspect took out a gun from his waistband and pointed it at an officer, prompting the officer to shoot him once, grazing his chest.
The teen was taken to a hospital and later released to a juvenile detention center. He faces several charges including attempted murder.
Police say a gun found at a scene had been reported stolen.
Authorities have not released the race of either the officer or the suspect.