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.