AKRON, Ohio — A 16-year-old male was shot in the hand by an Akron police officer Saturday evening after an incident involving a firearm at a residence.
3News reporter Neil Fischer was on the scene and confirmed the following information from Akron Police Chief Stephen Mylett:
A 16-year-old boy had a gun, along with two other adults in the backyard of a home in the area of Manchester Road and Longview Ave. The officers investigated and the boy raised his hand with the gun and a male police officer shot him in the hand. Chief Mylett says no more than two shots were fired. The officer has nine years of experience and was with a partner. No officers were injured.
According to Ohio BCI spokesperson Steve Irwin, the shooting has been confirmed and no officers have been harmed in the incident.
This is an ongoing investigation. 3News will update this story and provide additional information as it is released.
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