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Boy, 13, shot dead by police after ramming squad car and fleeing

A police officer killed a 13-year-old boy in Texas early Friday morning

A police officer killed a 13-year-old boy in Texas early Friday morning (Image: KSAT)

A police officer on Friday fatally shot a 13-year-old boy who was allegedly trying to flee in a stolen vehicle when he rammed into a squad car.

Police in San Antonio, Texas, were responding to a call on the west side of the city about a shooting Friday around 1:30 a.m. when the accident happened.

Responding to reports of a shooting, a red vehicle reversed into the patrol vehicle before attempting to flee, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said, according to the KSAT.

The driver of the car, a 13-year-old boy, apparently tried to flee the scene after the vehicle was reported stolen. As the young driver accelerated, he reversed the vehicle and rammed into the patrol car, police said.

Instead of stopping the stolen vehicle, it accelerated and crashed, prompting officers to attempt to stop the driver from starting.

An officer then opened fire on the car and shot the unidentified 13-year-old in the stomach.

The teenager was treated at the scene by emergency workers and taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

Two other youths were in the car at the time of the accident but were not injured, police said. None of the youths involved have been identified by police. It is unclear whether charges will be brought against the two passengers.

The officer who fatally shot the boy has also not been identified. The officer has since been placed on administrative leave. Texas officials are investigating the incident.

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