Officer Fires, Wounds Teenager in Stolen Car

A Rochester police officer fired several shots at the driver of a car who allegedly tried to run him down Thursday night. The driver is 15-years-old. He was grazed on the leg by a bullet.  Deputy Police Chief LaRon Singletary says the incident occurred Thursday afternoon on the city's west side. Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle in the area of Maple Street and Saxton Street. Officers terminated the pursuit when the vehicle did not pull over. The vehicle was spotted soon afterwards in a parking lot near the intersection of West Broad and Jay Streets. According to police, an officer approached the vehicle and told the person in the vehicle to stop, but the vehicle was driven toward the officer. The officer is said to have fired multiple times grazing the 15-year-old. The officer was not hurt, but has been placed on administrative duties as police investigate the incident. The teenager has been released from the hospital. He's charged with fourth degree grand larceny for allegedly stealing the vehicle on Wednesday December 26, as well as first degree reckless endangerment for the events on West Broad Street. 

 

 
 

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