BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore police are investigating an officer's shooting of a 13-year-old boy carrying a fake gun.
The teen was shot in one of his legs Wednesday afternoon in East Baltimore. Police say he's being treated at a hospital and is expected to survive.
Neighbors say the teen is an eighth grade student at City Spring Elementary Middle School.
Police Commissioner Kevin Davis says two officers on patrol saw the boy with what they thought was a firearm.
Davis says the officers identified themselves and the boy ran. When the officers caught up with him about 150 yards away, Davis says they ordered the child to drop the gun. When he didn't, an officer fired.
Davis says the boy had a replica of a semiautomatic pistol. He says that after the shooting, the teen's mother told officers it was a BB gun.
The incident is still under investigation.
ABC2 News contributed to this report.