Police: Teen fired shots at officer in Westwood
CINCINNATI (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER/WXIX) -Police arrested a teenage boy after officers say he fired a shot at police Sunday afternoon in Westwood, according to Cincinnati police.
Cincinnati Assistant Police Chief Mike John said around 1:40 p.m., officers were at Evergreen Avenue when the shots fired incident occurred.
The 14-year-old was standing between two houses when he fired a single shot at an officer. The officer was not struck by the gunfire.
The teen was apprehended nearby after a foot pursuit.
Court records show the teen is charged with the following:
- Felonious assault
- Three firearm specifications added (Possession, facilitation, discharge at officer)
- Aggravated menacing
- Aggravated burglary
- Obstructing official business
- Carrying a concealed weapon
John said the incident may have been connected to a string of aggravated burglaries in the area recently.
John said there have been numerous other shootings in the city this weekend.
“We do see an uptick of violent crime in the summer, but this is pretty extraordinary,” he said.
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