Editor's Note -- In this and two other recent incidents, officers were confronted with dangerous teenagers, two 15-year-olds and two 16-year-olds. These incidents serve as reminders that teenagers can —and in instances this these, do—pose a serious threat to police and innocent civilians. Young does not mean “harmless.” Keep your tactical awareness high, regardless of who you’re dealing with, and never let your guard down.
Denver Post staff reports
DENVER, Colo. — A 16-year-old fired two shots at police officers Saturday after claiming he had a gun and wanted to hurt someone, according to Littleton police.
The 16-year-old called police dispatch around 11:30 a.m. saying he had a handgun.
Littleton police responded to the 2900 block of West Long Circle.
They began setting up around the home when at least two shots came from a window in the house, police said. One bullet struck within feet of an officer, according to a news release from police.
The teen later surrendered to police and was jailed at the Arapahoe County Foote Center.
The youth's name was withheld by police.
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Denver teen shoots at officers