BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 16-year-old boy was shot by officers after they believed the teen was armed with a gun, according to Baltimore police.
The Baltimore Police Department said the shooting happened in the 3900 block of Erdman Avenue. Two officers were on patrol in the area around 4:50 p.m. when they saw some kind of incident happening at the intersection of Erdman and Bonview avenues, Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said.READ MORE: 83-Year-Old Struck In Fatal Crash
“The officers exited their vehicle and approached what they thought they believed was the subject standing in front of 3916 [Erdman Avenue] armed with a handgun,” Harrison said.
At least one officer discharged a firearm, the commissioner said. It’s unclear how many rounds were fired.READ MORE: Son Of Juanita Koilpillai Arrested For Her Murder
The teen was struck in the arm and he’s expected to survive.
The gun the suspect was carrying is believed to be a replica, Harrison said.
The city’s police union reports no officers were injured. The incident is under investigation.MORE NEWS: Covid-19 In Maryland: Over 500 New Cases Reported Saturday
This story was updated on Monday, April 27.