PHOENIX - A 16-year-old boy is in the hospital after being shot by a Phoenix police officer.
Sgt. Joel Tranter says police responded to a west Phoenix apartment complex after receiving a call that an armed man was chasing and screaming at a woman through the complex.
Tranter says officers approached a third-floor apartment where they heard a loud disturbance inside.
Moments after officers announced themselves, Tranter says the boy lunged out of the door pointing a gun at them.
One officer shot the boy once, after which the boy yelled, "It's a BB gun!"
The boy was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
It's unclear whether he had a real gun or a replica.
The officer who shot the boy is a 17-year veteran of the force.