FOUNTAIN VALLEY (AP) — Officials say a juvenile man has been shot by police after he fired a rifle at a Fountain Valley apartment complex.
Police Sgt. Eric Orahood tells the Orange County Register that the shooting occurred after a resident called police to say that a man, armed with a handgun, had forced his way into the resident’s apartment Tuesday.
After the resident fled the building, the suspect re-emerged with a rifle as police were setting up a perimeter.
Orahood says the 17-year-old man ignored demands to drop the weapon and fired several rounds that hit a tree and other apartment units.
Officers returned fire, striking the young man several times. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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