Police: 13-Year Old Shot By Officers In Baltimore Had Replica Firearm

Baltimore police on Wednesday shot a 13-year-old boy in possession of a replica firearm, The Baltimore Sun reported. The boy did not suffer life-threatening injuries, according to the report.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said there was “no reason to believe that these officers acted inappropriately in any way,” but said they would investigate the matter, according to the Sun.

Davis said in a press conference that police had taken the boy’s mother into custody and were asking her about the events that unfolded. Davis said the woman was aware her son had the fake gun, according to the Sun.

The shooting happened in East Baltimore, but across town, the Baltimore Sun reported that the city was remembering the riots that sparked a year ago after Freddie Gray died in Baltimore police custody.

The shooting came two days after Cleveland police settled a suit with the family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice for $6 million. Rice was shot and killed by police while playing with a pellet gun.

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