NEW YORK – A police detective shot a New York teen in the face Friday night after he pulled a realistic-looking pellet gun during an argument in the Bronx.
Police say 15-year-old Marcus Bonner was hit in the cheek, but survived. He was hospitalized in stable condition.
Authorities say a group of officers were conducting an undercover drug operation when they spotted the teen threatening a group of rival youths with the gun.
The officers chased the teen and confronted him. Police say the Bonner was shot when he reached for the gun.
They didn't find out after the shooting that the weapon was a fake.
The shooting was one of two by police on Friday. A man was wounded by an off-duty officer in Brooklyn after he allegedly tried to rob him at gunpoint.