13-Year-Old Boy With Toy Gun Shot, Injured By Baltimore Police
The 13-year-old boy was taken to a nearby hospital with non- life-threatening injuries.By Katie Link | April 27, 2016
Baltimore police officers shot a 13-year-old boy Wednesday after they mistook his toy gun for a real one.
Newsy’s partners at WMAR report two plain clothes officers — who identified themselves as police — spotted the boy with what they thought was a semi-automatic handgun and started chasing him. It’s still unclear what caused police to fire at the boy.
"No police officer in Baltimore wants to shoot a 13-year-old, but police officers here and elsewhere are charged, by us, by our community with going after bad guys with guns," Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said.