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Teen shot by cops in Santa Rosa had replica gun, police say

Replica gun Santa Rosa police say was used by teen in officer-involved shooting Monday, May 24, 2016. (Santa Rosa police)

A 15-year-old Santa Rosa boy is hospitalized this morning after attempting suicide by cop, police say.

Santa Rosa police say the teenager was armed with a handgun when they responded to a call last night at Coffey Park. Police say he pointed it at officers, provoking them to open fire. Officers later determined that the gun was actually a replica firearm.

The teenager was shot in the foot, but was not seriously hurt. He is now undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

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