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Teen Shot by Police Charged

By Alex Parker | March 23, 2014 4:11pm

CHICAGO — A 17-year-old boy was charged with four felonies Sunday after police shot him when he allegedly pointed a gun at them Thursday.

The teen, whose name was not released, was shot after police approached two males about 6:40 p.m. in an alley the 4400 block of South Princeton Avenue. As police got closer, the pair fled on foot, police said.

Police chased them, and one of the males allegedly wielded a gun and pointed it at the pursuing officers, police said.

Fearing for their lives, police fired at the teen, according to charging documents.

The teen was hit in the leg, said Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden. He was taken to an area hospital, and treated. No police were injured.

The teen is charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer with a firearm, one count of felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, a felony count of unlawful possession of a handgun and two misdemeanor counts of resisting or obstructing a peace officer.