Police: Officers forced to shoot 15-year-old boy in Brownsville
BROWNSVILLE - Officers were forced to shoot an armed 15-year-old boy this afternoon, police say.
The incident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. by 512 Mother Gaston Blvd.
Investigators say the 15-year-old boy was armed with a gun at the time. EMS confirms the teen was hit in the torso and the leg. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital and is expected to survive.
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Police are still investigating what led officers to open fire. Neighbors say officers flooded the area just after the shooting trying to determine how the chain of events unfolded.