05/02/2007

Ken. officer shoots teen fleeing from break-in

The Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A teenage boy has been killed by a Louisville police officer who chased him after he fled from a reported break-in.

Louisvile police spokesman Officer Dwight Mitchell says the shooting occurred in eastern Louisville after the officer had chased the boy on foot for about a mile into a wooded area.

Mitchell says officers had responded to a call about a break-in at a home at about 7:45 p.m. Monday night and were confronted by two teenage boys at the home when they arrived. He says one of the boys was apprehended, but the other ran.

Mitchell says an officer chased the boy on foot, and when the teen produced a handgun, the officer fired, killing the boy.

Police did not immediately release the name of the boy or the officer.
     

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