Officer Shoots 13-Year-Old Burglary Suspect in Ga.

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a Clayton County police officer shot an armed 13-year-old boy after responding to a burglary.

WSB-TV reports that the shooting occurred before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on Bonanza Church Road. Police say several people were burglarizing a home in the area, but scattered when officers appeared.

Clayton County Police Chief Greg Porter says the suspect pointed a weapon at the officer before the shooting.

The officer shot the boy in the head, and his condition is unknown.

Officers are still searching the area for suspects.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 28, 2012 at 05:03 PM
    Why, why can't you officers shoot someone in the shoulder or leg instead of shooting them in the head.You have to be a pretty good shot for a head shot so why can't you wound someone instead of trying to kill them.
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