- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware say a 17-year-old boy who was shot in the knee after a foot chase pointed a replica gun at an officer before being shot.

Wilmington police say in a news release that officers were called Thursday evening for a report of a man with a gun. Police say they pursued a teen suspect who tripped and then took what looked like a weapon from his waistband when confronted by officers.

Police say one officer shot the teen in the right knee. The officer’s partner was then able to take the teen into custody. Police say the teen, whose name was not released, will be charged with aggravated menacing and resisting arrest.

Police did not give the races of the teen or the officer.


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