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14-year-old shoots at Cincinnati officer during foot-chase, placed in custody

CINCINNATI — A 14-year-old boy shot at a Cincinnati Police officer during a foot chase and was subsequently placed into custody Sunday afternoon.

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A large police presence, including the Cincinnati Police, responded to Evergreen Avenue in the Cheviot neighborhood at around 2 p.m. after a teen shot at an officer while being pursued by officers, a spokesperson for Cincinnati Police told WCPO.

Officers were initially attempting to halt the teen who was believed to be connected to several burglaries in the area. He was also suspected of crashing a car he stole.

However, the teen did not stop and proceeded to flee from officers, which prompted a foot chase to detain him.

During this time, he shot in the direction of an officer with a gun in his hand, witnesses told WCPO.

The officer was not struck by the bullet. The law enforcement agent also did not return fire.

Authorities were able to finally catch the teen and place him into custody. He is currently the only suspect police are questioning at this time.

The intersection of Evergreen Avenue and Cheviot Avenue was shut down while officers investigated the scene.

Further investigation found that a home on Montana Avenue was also linked to the pursuit; however, it was unknown how at the time of reporting.

The Cincinnati Police Department led the investigation into the shooting.

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