BALTIMORE --Authorities say a Baltimore Police officer has shot and wounded a 13-year-old boy who refused to drop a replica of a semiautomatic pistol.
Commissioner Kevin Davis said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon near the scene in West Baltimore that the teen will survive.
Davis says two officers were driving when they saw the teen carrying what appeared to be a gun. The commissioner says the officers identified themselves and that the teenager began running.
Davis says officers caught up with the teen and ordered him to drop the gun. The commissioner says the boy did not, and one officer shot him in the leg.
Davis says he looked at the replica after the shooting and could not tell it wasn't a real gun.