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Henderson Police Officer Shoots 15-Year-Old Robbery Suspect

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Police say a robbery suspect shot by a police officer in suburban Las Vegas is a 15-year-old boy who was unarmed.

 

Henderson Police Lt. Kirk Moore says an officer confronted the teen after he robbed a 7-Eleven store Tuesday.

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Moore says the teen refused the officer's command and had an object in his hands.

 

The teen was shot once in the arm. He was taken to a hospital and has since been released to police custody.

 

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The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is routine in police shootings.

 

Police are not releasing the teen's name due to his age.