Police in Northern California shot and killed a 17-year-old boy

TRACY, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California shot and injured a 17-year-old boy with a knife on Friday.

Tracy Police Department officials said in a statement that the department received a call just before 2 p.m. Friday about two men; One of them had a knife and was chasing the other.

An officer dispatched to the scene said he ordered the suspect to drop the knife, but the teenager continued to lunge at the officer, the affidavit said.

“The officer, fearing for his own safety and the safety of the people in the area, fired his service firearm and shot the person. A large knife was found at the scene of the incident,” the report said.

The condition of the 17-year-old is serious but stable and will survive. The officer is a 28-year veteran of the Tracy Police Department and was not injured.

The department also said they will publicly release the body-worn camera footage after the interviews are completed.

Tracy is a city in San Joaquin County about 60 miles east of San Francisco.


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