Muskegon officer shoots, wounds teen during domestic call - WNEM TV 5

Muskegon officer shoots, wounds teen during domestic call

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MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) -

Authorities in western Michigan say an officer shot and wounded a 15-year-old girl who was trying to attack a 16-year-old boy with a knife.

Muskegon police say in a release that the girl "aggressively continued the confrontation attempting to attack the male and was subsequently shot in the lower leg by the officer."

The shooting occurred after officers responded Friday afternoon to a domestic dispute in an apartment.

Police Chief Jeffrey Lewis earlier told The Muskegon Chronicle that the officer "was involved in the domestic in progress."

The girl was being treated at a hospital for injuries that are not considered life-threatening. Her name was not released.

No other injuries were reported.

The officer will be placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated by the state police.

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