Teenage boy shot by officer after boy fled from a stolen car in Moore

A police officer shot a 17-year-old boy in Moore. The boy tried to flee from a stolen car, police say.
BY ROBERT MEDLEY Staff Writer Modified: May 18, 2011 at 10:11 am •  Published: May 18, 2011

MOORE -- A police officer shot a 17-year-old boy who tried to flee from a stolen car, police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said.

The officer spotted the stolen car about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at NW 24 and Nottingham, Lewis said.

The car had been stolen from a woman in Oklahoma City Tuesday in a reported carjacking Tuesday.

When the boy got out of the car and fled near the Nottingham Square Apartments the officer fired and struck the boy in the stomach area, Lewis said.

The boy was taken by ambulance to OU Medical Center. The officer was not hurt.

Police investigators are checking to see if the shooting was recorded on the officer's dash-mounted video camera, Lewis said. If so, police will release it at a later time. The officer, whose name has not been released, is on a routine leave pending the outcome of the investigation, Lewis said.

The name of the 17-year-old boy has not been released.

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