Baltimore police shoot 13-year-old boy who was carrying fake gun

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...

13-Year-Old With Replica Gun Shot By Baltimore Police Officers

April 27 (Reuters) - Baltimore police shot and wounded a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a realistic-looking replica handgun on Wednesday, the anniversary of a riot sparked by a black man's death in police custody, a police official said.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis told reporters near the scene of the shooting that two officers spotted the teenager carrying what appeared to be a firearm, identified themselves and gave chase when he ran away.

Related images:

8 PHOTOS
Baltimore cops shoot 13-year-old boy with fake gun
See Gallery
Baltimore police shoot 13-year-old boy who was carrying fake gun
Baltimore Police just released this picture of replica gun they say the 13-yr-old boy who was shot by an officer had https://t.co/qWL7KkZgo2
NEW: Police: Boy with replica gun shot by officer during chase in Baltimore. https://t.co/d7jNdcXEf7 https://t.co/fQymkhYdD8
The 13-year-old boy shot by Baltimore cops today is expected to survive. He was reportedly holding a replica BB gun. https://t.co/Rx59jaENsw
Police shoot 13-year-old boy with replica semi-automatic gun in SE Baltimore: https://t.co/Gyp12IdFLX #LiveOnFOX45 https://t.co/agnI9FPlHv
Police shoot 13-year-old boy carrying replica semi-automatic gun in Baltimore https://t.co/8oDBKg9ly2
Baltimore police just shot a 13-year-old boy with a fake gun https://t.co/gE7MMaYV3W https://t.co/yKj3cid9wi
13 yr boy was shooted by police in Baltimore that reason was boy play with toy gun. #Baltimore https://t.co/07DLSppFu6
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of rioting in Baltimore following the death of unarmed black man Freddie Gray while in police custody.

"This is exactly what our community expects a police officer to do when they see someone with a firearm," Davis said. "Why this young man chose to flee on foot when he was approached by two Baltimore police officers, I don't know."

Davis said the teen's injuries were not life threatening.


Read Full Story

People are Reading