Police shot and wounded a 14-year-old boy after he fired a shot at officers Sunday morning in the Walnut Park East neighborhood, Police Chief Sam Dotson said.
The shooting was reported about 9:25 a.m. in the 5000 block of Beacon Avenue; the department posted a tweet saying the wounded person was stable at a hospital.
No officers were injured in the shooting.
Dotson told reporters at the scene that officers had been searching for a car taken in a carjacking late last month. After a short pursuit, Dotson said, the officers stopped to try to talk to at least one teen walking on Lillian Avenue. The teen ran off, turned through a vacant lot near Walbridge Elementary School and fired one shot before officers returned fire, Dotson said.
The two officers involved are white; the teen is black.