Police: Officers probing gun report shoot teen after chase

Police in Delaware say an officer investigating a report of a man with a gun shot a 17-year-old boy in the knee after a foot chase.

Wilmington police say in a news release that officers were called Thursday evening for a report of a man with a gun. Police say officers tried to stop a suspect, but he fled.

When officers confronted the teen, police say an officer shot him. Police say the 17-year-old was taken to Christiana Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to his knee.

Police say officers recovered a replica handgun from the teen, but did not say what prompted the shooting.

Police did not give the races of the teen or the officer.