Baltimore Police fire at a person they believed was armed; a replica gun was apparently recovered as the investigation continues.
A Baltimore Police officer shot and wounded an armed teenager Saturday afternoon only to find out the boy’s weapon was a replica gun, the police commissioner said.
Commissioner Michael Harrison said two officers were patrolling Erdman Avenue in Northeast Baltimore shortly before 5 p.m. when they came upon the 16-year-old holding what appeared to be a gun. Harrison said the boy was engaged “in some type of incident.”
At least one of the officers fired and shot the boy in his arm. The police department released the boy’s age Sunday.
“It appears the gun on the ground was some type of replica,” Harrison said.
The commissioner said he couldn’t immediately say what sort of replica.
The boy was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening, a police spokeswoman said.
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