BALTIMORE, MD - BB guns are all fun and games until someone gets hurt . . . by a real bullet.
A 13-year-old was carrying around his BB gun when police driving around southeast Baltimore approached him. When the cops approached him, the boy took off running.
The officers, who though the gun was real, went after the teen.
Commissioner Kevin Davis of the Baltimore Police says one of the two officers shot the boy "non-fatally".
Davis says there was no way of telling apart the toy gun from a real one. "I've been a police officer for 25 years . . . there is no way on this earth that I could tell you, from looking at that gun, that it wasn't real".
Police question the 13-year-old's mother, who says she knew her son had left home with his gun replica.
It seems like April 27 is a dark day in recent Baltimore history.
On the same day, back in 2015, the Freddie Gray riots began -- the same day his funeral was held and the beginning of the infamous protests.