Teen accused of pointing gun at Detroit cop

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Authorities have charged a 16-year-old for pointing a gun at a Detroit police officer on Tuesday.

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The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said the male teen is scheduled to appear in juvenile court Friday. Officials are not releasing the suspect's name because he is a minor.

He has been charged as a juvenile with felonious assault, carrying a concealed weapon, receiving and concealing stolen property and resisting arrest, according to the office.

Police said officers encountered the teen during an investigation into a stolen vehicle on the city's east side. Officials said the teen fled from a suspected stolen vehicle during the investigation. 

When police attempted to arrest the suspect, he pointed a handgun at one of the officers, they said.