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(NECN: Alysha Palumbo - Weymouth, MA) - Weymouth police are investigating after one of the department's own officers shot a 16-year old suspect early Monday morning.
Lt. Richard Fuller said, "At around one am this morning, officers responded to 70 Memorial Drive on a report of a distraught 16-year-old male who was armed with a knife. Upon their arrival, the distraught 16-year-old male confronted the officers outside of 70 Memorial Drive."
Lt. Richard Fuller says the three officers who responded felt their lives were being threatened as the teenager came at them with the weapon.
Lt. Fuller said, "The suspect assaulted the officers with a large knife and one of the officers discharged one round into the suspect's upper torso."
The shot allowed officers to get control of the situation and get the knife away from the teen boy as they called for help.
"The suspect was transported to South Shore Hospital, where he is now listed in stable condition," said Lt. Fuller.
The officers were not injured.
NECN reporter Alysha Palumbo has more from on the developing story.