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A 14-year-old boy is currently in critical, but stable, condition after being shot by police on Sunday morning in St. Louis, Missouri.

CNN reports that two officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police came upon the teen while investigating a carjacking. The officers, neither of whom were wearing body cameras, attempted to stop the young man, at which point he began to flee.

Police Chief Sam Dotson revealed that the officers then pursued the teenager and as they got close to him, he took out a pistol and fired one shot at them. After returning fire, the cops apprehended the boy. The young man was struck at least one time.

CNN reports:

Investigators are searching for any possible surveillance video in the area. The officers were not wearing body cameras and their vehicle did not have a dashboard camera, Police Chief Sam Dotson said in a news conference.

St. Louis Police officers do not have body cameras, though some sergeants participated in a pilot program testing the technology last year. Law enforcement agencies in the state began experimenting with the technology after the deadly police shooting of 19-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis.

The officers, both White, have been placed on administrative leave as an investigation continues.


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