A 17-year-old was in fair condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday after he was shot by officers responding to a burglary call on East Bel Air Avenue in Aberdeen early Friday, a spokesman said.
The teen-ager remained hospitalized yesterday after surgery to treat wounds to the elbow, leg and groin, said Detective Sgt. Steve Smith. The officers were placed on paid administrative leave pending review of the case by the state's attorney's office early next week, Smith said.
Officers responded to calls from the home of Rudy Brown in the first block of East Bel Air Ave. about midnight Thursday evening. Brown reported that three assailants tried to rob his son at gunpoint and had returned to fire shots at the house, Smith said.
Officers chased the suspects into nearby Magnolia Farms apartment complex, where two escaped and one was confronted by police, Smith said. The confronted teen, in an attempt to escape, drew a handgun and ran toward the officers, who fired on him, Smith said.
Two suspects remain at large and the investigation is continuing, Smith said.