- Associated Press - Monday, February 27, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say they’ve charged a 16-year-old boy with attempted murder after he fired a gun at a western New York police officer.

The Rochester Police Department says the officer was checking out reports of multiple shots fired Sunday afternoon in a neighborhood on the city’s northwest side.

Officials say the officer spotted a possible suspect and approached the person. Police say the person fired a shot near the officer and then ran off. The officer, who wasn’t hit, chased the suspect on foot.

Police caught the 16-year-old boy soon after and charged him with attempted second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. He pleaded not guilty Monday in Rochester City Court and is being held in Monroe County Jail on $100,000 cash bail.

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