Teen shot by police in Lawndale

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Police investigate a police involved shooting about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018 in the 3900 block of West Roosevelt in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

A Chicago police officer shot a teenager who accelerated a vehicle toward the officer late Wednesday in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

The shooting happened about 11:20 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Roosevelt Road, Chicago police said.

Officers saw a vehicle in a gas station parking lot matching a vehicle wanted for firing shots earlier in the evening, police said. The officers approached its driver on foot, police said.

The 16-year-old accelerated toward the officers and struck a patrol car and fence, according to police. An officer then discharged his weapon and shot the person in his wrist, police said.

The boy was taken to a hospital, where his condition stabilized, according to police. No other injuries were reported.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability was investigating the shooting. The officer will be placed on desk-duty for 30 days, according to protocol.