LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a South Florida police officer shot and wounded a teen driver after trying to pull him over for crashing into parked cars.
Lauderhill police say the officer spotted the 16-year-old driver trying to turn around in a cul-de-sac early Thursday morning. The officer got out of his patrol car to conduct a traffic stop, but police say the teen sped up and drove toward the officer. The officer shot at the boy, hitting his left forearm. The SUV swerved, crashing into a sign and a vacant house.
The SUV belongs to the mother of one of the boy's friends.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that the boy was treated at a nearby hospital. He was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, grand theft auto and having no valid driver's license.