A 16-year-old boy shot by police last week has been charged with possessing a BB gun, Baltimore Police said Friday.
The teen, whose name has not been released, was treated at a local hospital for injuries to his arm and taken to the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center, police said in a statement Friday. Officers recovered his gun at the scene and found it to be a replica handgun.
The shooting occurred just before 5 p.m. Saturday in the 3900 block of Erdman Avenue, across from the Erdman Shopping Center in the Belair-Edison neighborhood. Officers said they saw two men about to get into a physical altercation, and that one of them was holding a handgun.
Two officers then “engaged with the individual and at least one discharged their departmental issued firearms, striking the armed suspect in the left forearm,” police said. The teen dropped the replica gun and ran into a nearby home.
The department identified the two officers involved as Alexia Davis, who joined the department in 2018, and Lamall Wilson, who joined the department in 2016. Both are assigned to the Northeast District.
The department has not yet released body worn camera from the shooting.
The Baltimore Police Special Investigation Response Team, which investigates all officer-involved shootings, is reviewing this incident.