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12-year-old boy in stolen car arrested after chase where an officer was struck by the vehicle, police say

The pursuit started in Prince George's County, Maryland, and crossed over into DC early Friday

WASHINGTON — A 12-year-old boy was arrested following a police chase that ended in D.C. early Friday morning where an officer was struck by the stolen vehicle, according to Prince George's County Police (PGPD)

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) tells WUSA9 that the boy was involved in a chase with officers from Prince George's County, Maryland when officers received a radio call that the pursuit of a stolen car had crossed over into D.C. 

Soon after entering the District, the boy crashed the car near the 2300 block of Pennsylvania Ave, SE. The 12-year-old tried to take off on foot after bailing from the car, but was taken into custody a short time later by MPD officers at around 1:30 a.m.

“12-years-old, man that's crazy, that’s sad," Kevin Jackson who grew up in D.C. said. "I'm trying to figure out how did he get the keys to drive, and how could he drive it.”

The officer was struck when trying to apprehend the 12-year-old and was released from the hospital with minor injuries, according to PGPD.

“I just pray that the officer is not hurt real bad and can continue to do his job because they do protect and serve and we just need to, you know, people need to get a grip on their kids," Jackson said.

The boy faces several charges including unauthorized use of a vehicle, leaving after colliding, speeding and reckless driving, said MPD.

The 12-year-old will likely face more charges in Prince George's County, which said, "charges are pending."

This is a developing story. Stay with WUSA9 for the latest updates as they come into our newsroom.

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