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Police: 14-year-old charged with multiple felonies after firing shots at officer during pursuit

Juvenile shoots at police
Posted at 4:47 PM, Jun 04, 2023

CINCINNATI — A 14-year-old boy is facing multiple felonies after allegedly firing shots at a Cincinnati police officer during a foot pursuit through Westwood.

The officer started chasing the teen around 2 p.m. Sunday.

Other officers were called to Evergreen Avenue after the teen started firing, police said.

The officer wasn't struck, and the officer also did not return gunfire.

According to court documents, the teen is being charged with felonious assault, two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of aggravated menacing, two counts of carrying a concealed weapon, theft, and obstructing official business.

Police did not say why the officer started chasing the teen.

Investigators said a home on Montana Avenue is linked to the pursuit but didn't specify how.

Police said the 14-year-old is believed to be connected to burglaries in the area, including one involving a stolen car that was crashed.

The 14-year-old was in court Monday morning.

The teen will remain in custody, according to court documents.

The next court appearance is scheduled for June 14

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