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Battle Creek Police officer shoots teen with toy gun

3:33 PM, Nov 17, 2013   |    comments
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich (WZZM) - A 14 year old Battle Creek boy is in the hospital after being shot by a police officer shortly after noon Saturday.

Police were called to the Drive Thru Party Factory to investigate a man with the gun.  They say when the officer arrived at the store the teen was crouching near the drive thru area.

When the teen was ordered by an officer to show his hands, the officer mistook the toy gun for a large caliber pistol.  The 21 year veteran officer fired once hitting the teen.

Police say the teens injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

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