LA HABRA ( – An armed 16-year-old boy who was shot by La Habra police Monday morning is expected to face attempted homicide charges.

The incident began at 9:36 a.m. when police responded to a 911 call regarding from his mother at their home in the 200 block of South Monte Vista Boulevard. Police said his mother told dispatchers, “my son has a handgun and he’s threatening to shoot me.”

She said he was still carrying the gun when he left the house.

About 30 minutes later, police searching the area located the boy about a mile from his house at a park in the 300 block of South Walnut Street. Police said the boy pointed a gun at an officer, who then shot him. After being shot, the boy tried to flee. He staggered down a path before collapsing at Knudsen Street and West 3rd Avenue, police said. The gun was found on him.

No officers were injured.

The suspect, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, was taken to the University of California Irvine Medical Center. At last report he was in stable condition. The nature of his injuries were not confirmed.

He is expected to be arrested on charges of attempted homicide, criminal threats and brandishing a firearm, police said.

The boy’s mother fully cooperated with investigators, police said.


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