ATLANTA -- Police say an officer shot a 16-year-old burglary suspect Thursday night.
The incident happened in the 1400 block of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway NW near an area gas station.
Police said the incident started as a burglary in the area that proceeded to involve a stolen van that police were following. The van ended up crashing into a pole off of Chappell Road. The suspect, a teenage boy, then ran across the street to a nearby gas station where he was met by police officers.
Officers fired at least one shot that hit the suspect.
Witnesses at the scene told 11Alive what they saw.
“I seen the guy running; he was holding up his pants,” one witness said. “And the cop pulled the gun – it was two cops – and he shot the man.”