Teen with fake gun shot by Battle Creek police

By: AP
By: AP

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) - A 14-year-old boy was shot by Battle Creek police while holding a plastic gun.

Deputy Chief James Saylor says the boy was crouching outside a convenience store Saturday with what looked like a real handgun. He tells the Battle Creek Enquirer (http://on.lsj.com/1ayX8Py ) that the boy's injuries aren't life-threatening.

The officer is a 21-year veteran who has been placed on leave. State police will investigate.

Saylor says police were called to the scene by someone who reported a man with a handgun walking with a woman on Upton Avenue.

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