A teenager was arrested after he allegedly pulled a gun on a Leavenworth police officer during a foot chase, a police spokesman said.

A teenager was arrested after he allegedly pulled a gun on a Leavenworth police officer during a foot chase, a police spokesman said.

The incident was reported around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at Havens Park, 2201 Ottawa St.

An officer was checking the park and came upon a parked vehicle.

She checked on the two people in the vehicle. One of the occupants, a 17-year-old boy, allegedly provided a false name, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

“However, the officer was familiar with his real identity,” Nicodemus said.

The officer confronted the teen regarding his identity. The teen, who was out of the vehicle at this point, ran away. The officer chased after him.

During the pursuit, the suspect allegedly pulled out a handgun. Holding the gun, he allegedly reached back toward the officer, who was right behind the suspect.

“The gun struck the officer in the chest,” Nicodemus said.

The gun fell to the ground.

The suspect eventually was apprehended. By this point, a second officer had joined the pursuit.

After being tackled, the suspect allegedly “refused to put his hands behind his back,” Nicodemus said.

A Taser gun was used to stun the suspect.

He was arrested for allegations of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and felony obstruction. He was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.

The gun that fell to the ground during the chase was recovered. The gun turned out to be unloaded, Nicodemus said.

A woman who also had been in the vehicle was not arrested.

The officer who confronted and chased the suspect injured one of her legs during the pursuit. She was taken to the hospital where she was treated before being released. Nicodemus said some followup will be required before the officer returns to duty.

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