MUSKEGON, Mich. - After chasing her boyfriend with a knife through an apartment complex, a 15-year-old girl was shot in the leg by police Friday afternoon.
The incident happened in the 1800 block of Oak Street near Carriage at the Carriage House Apartments.
Muskegon Police say they responded to a call of a domestic situation and when the first officer arrived, he found a 16-year-old boy running from his 15-year-old girlfriend as she chased him with a knife according to Jeff Louis, Director of Public Safety.
"A gentleman exited the house at high speeds," Louis said." He was running and immediately behind was a female who allegedly had some knives in her hand."
The boyfriend, Deyonte Johnson, told Fox 17 despite the chaotic circumstances, police shouldn't have shot his girlfriend, Yakyria Mitchell.
"She was carrying a knife but I know she wasn't going to do nothing with it," said Deyonte. "She was just playing tough with me."
Mitchell was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Michigan State Police have taken over the investigation and the Muskegon officer has been automatically placed on leave as the investigation continues.
No one else was injured.