Teen charged as adult in police shooting

January 24, 2008 3:48:53 PM PST
A Chicago teenager is now charged as an adult in connection with a shooting involving an off-duty police officer. On Tuesday morning, metal detectors at Wendell Phillips High School found a weapon on 16-year-old Darrius Wilson. The teenager ran off and two security officers chased him.

One of the guards --an off-duty police officer-- reportedly shot and wounded Wilson near the 43rd Street CTA station.

The teenager is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and assaulting a police officer. The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting.