18-year-old shot by Manassas police called in fake tip

Teen wounded after fake 911 shooting call in Va.

MANASSAS, VA. (WUSA9) - The 18-year-old that was shot by Manassas City police overnight Friday called 911 on himself, Prince William County police said.

Around 1:30 a.m., Manassas City police responded to the George Hellwig Memorial Park located at 14420 Bristow Rd to investigate shots fired. When officers arrived, they tried to do a traffic stop but a pursuit ensued and the suspect struck two police cruisers with his car.

Officers then confronted the 18-year-old after he crashed into a tree and light post. During the confrontation, police fired shots striking the suspect.

He was flown to an area hospital with serious injuries and is expected to survive.

Officials found a BB gun after the shooting and learned that the 18-year-old called police himself and provided a description of his own vehicle.

A 15-year-old girl was also inside the suspect’s car at the time of the incident. She was not hurt, but police later learned that she was a runaway from the Woodbridge area. She has since been reunited with her family.

No officers were injured during the incident.

Prince William County police are investigating the shooting. They were not involved in the initial pursuit or shooting. 

 

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