CHICAGO — Police shot a teenager who threatened an officer with a wooden fence picket early Friday morning in Jefferson Park, authorities said.
Officers approached three young men standing in an alley about 12:30 a.m. in the 4400 block of North Mulligan Avenue, police said in a statement.
One of them, believed to be 16 or 17, ran away, leading cops on a chase, said Patrick Camden, Fraternal Order of Police spokesman.
After the boy entered a gangway, he tried to jump a fence and found a loose wooden fence picket, Camden said.
The boy confronted an officer with the plank, saying that he was a skilled lacrosse player, Camden said.
After the boy refused to drop the wooden board, he approached the officer "in an aggressive manner," police said.
The boy was shot twice by the officer and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with wounds in his arm and leg, Camden said.
The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting.