On 01-19-22 at 12:59 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of East Searing Street in reference to a juvenile suspect who entered a residence, displayed a firearm and demanded money. During the robbery, the suspect struck the victim while holding a firearm. The suspect and the victim are known acquaintances. The suspect fled the residence and was last seen running south. The victim received a non-life threatening injury as a result of being struck by the suspect. The victim declined medical treatment. As a precaution, investigating officers contacted Thomas School and advised school administrators to enact a temporary lock down due to the nature of the call as well as the proximity of the school to the flight path of the suspect. The lockdown was lifted after officers last saw the suspect a further distance away from the school. The investigation is active and ongoing.
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