Teen facing felony after shot fleeing police in northern Indiana

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A prosecutor says a fleeing driver who was shot and wounded by a railroad police officer is a 13-year-old boy who will face at least one felony charge.

Elkhart County Prosecutor Vicki Becker said Tuesday the boy will face a charge of resisting arrest by fleeing in a vehicle and possibly other charges. She said the case will begin in juvenile court.

The Elkhart Truth reports the boy who was shot in a shoulder was expected to be released later Tuesday from a hospital, at which time the Indiana State Police were planning to arrest him.

A Norfolk Southern Railroad police officer assisting Elkhart police fired more than one shot at the boy late Sunday. Becker says it’s undetermined whether the unidentified officer will face charges.