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Teen Suspect Shot by Upland Police

The 19-year-old had approached an officer but ran away when the officer tried to speak with him.

The suspicious behavior of a teen led to a foot chase that ended with the boy’s shooting by police earlier today.

The 19-year-old involved in the incident was expected to recover from his wounds, police said. The case was still under investigation so few details were immediately available, said Upland Police Lt. Cliff Mathews.

Police said the incident started at 1:04 a.m. Tuesday when the teen approached an Upland Police officer who was parked at Green Belt Park, on Fairwood Way.

He was acting suspiciously, according to a news release issued by Mathews

“When the officer spoke to him the suspect fled on foot,” Mathews wrote.

Back up was called and officers set up a perimeter. During the search, officers said they heard the sound of someone trying to break in to a home.

“At the same time, the Upland Police Department received a 9-l-l call from a resident in the Lemonwood Villa condominium complex stating someone was trying to break in to his residence,” Mathews wrote. “With the assistance of the San Bernardino County Sheriffs helicopter, officers spotted the suspect and chased him on foot.”

The pursuit ended when the teen was shot, officials said. The events that led to the shooting have not yet been released.

The teen was being treated at a hospital and was expected to recover. No officers or bystanders were injured, officials said.

Aisha Cohen March 20, 2013 at 08:41 AM
Shoot first, ask questions later...Is this Los Angeles?
Breeze Summers March 20, 2013 at 03:00 PM
Why is a teenager out at 1a.m. In the first place?
Stamford Bridge March 20, 2013 at 03:30 PM
@Aisha - is that what happened Aisha, the police shot first and asked questions later?
Jay Guerra March 20, 2013 at 07:28 PM
The teenager was 19. Not a 15 year old kid that was out past his bedtime. Is it so weird that a 19 year old, or any adult really, is out until 1, 2, or even 3 a.m.? Not to me.
David Irvine April 04, 2014 at 12:24 PM
check out the article in the Daily Bulletin 040413 if the suspect is one in the same he is now suing the Upland PD and City for the injuries received. Both articles are to far apart in information and really need some clarification on the accounts of what really happened, before any comments can be realistically made. Guess we will have to wait until court or suit is heard and settled as to who was right or wrong.

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