Joliet shooting: Teen shot by police charged with home invasion, burglary

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Teen shot by Joliet police charged with home invasion, burglary
A teen boy shot by Joliet, IL police last week has been charged with home invasion and burglary, officials said.

JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) -- A 17-year-old boy who was shot by Joliet police has been charged in an alleged home invasion.

The boy allegedly broke into a home in the 1100-block of North Center Street just after 8:40 a.m. last Wednesday, police said.

When police arrived on the scene, the boy appeared to walk toward them with a gun, and an officer shot him, according to police.

A BB gun was later recovered.

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The teen was hospitalized before being taken to the River Valley Justice Center on Friday on home invasion, residential burglary and aggravated assault charges.