Police in Rhode Island are investigating the shooting of an 18-year-old man by an off-duty Pawtucket officer, West Greenwich Chief Richard Ramsay said.
The chain of events started at about 8 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 95 and ended up off the highway outside a West Greenwich pizza shop, Ramsay said. Both men were in separate vehicles.
"I believe the officer saw something on I-95 that was bad and followed, but that's under investigation," Ramsay said.
The officer fired one shot from a service weapon. The teen, a West Greenwich resident, was shot in the arm and was taken to Rhode Island Hospital and is expected to survive. The officer was not injured.
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No names were released.
Ramsay did not elaborate on what happened but said there is no danger to the public.
State police are leading the investigation.