SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) – Police in Springfield say an officer who shot a teenager in the wrist during a traffic stop has been assigned to administrative duty while the incident is under investigation.

Police said the officer – whose name has not been released – believed 18-year-old Louis Jiles had a weapon when he fired two rounds into the car Saturday night.

Jiles was treated at a Springfield hospital and released. He was due to be arraigned Tuesday on several charges, including assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop for police.

Investigators have not said what type of weapon the suspect was allegedly carrying.

AP-ES-07-07-08 2034EDT


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