14-year-old boy caught after police shot at, cruiser hit

EAST RIDGE, Tenn. (AP/WVLT)--Tennessee authorities are hold a 14-year-old runaway from South Carolina after police were shot at and a police cruiser rammed during a chase.

Police spokesman Erik Hopkins in East Ridge said police city were alerted Monday night that Georgia officers were chasing a vehicle north on Interstate 75 after an officer-involved shooting at a Tunnel Hill, Ga. convenience store.

East Ridge Police used spike strips to the tires of the suspect's car. The youth tried to run away, but was captured after a short foot chase.

They're not releasing the teen's name. He is accused of firing at officers during the pursuit and ramming a Catoosa County deputy's car.

They're holding him on charges of aggravated assault and felony evading arrest.

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