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Teen shot accused of trying to rob another's home, police say

Police said this happened on Lanier Street, just off of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard.

ATLANTA — A teen was shot multiple times after being accused of robbing another's home overnight in northwest Atlanta, according to police.

Around 1:54 a.m., officers were dispatched to Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and Lanier Street after shots were reportedly fired in the area. 

On the way there, police said a woman flagged them down and told them her 16-year-old nephew was shot. Officers then met with the teen at a nearby fire station, where he received aid from Atlanta Fire Rescue. 

Several bullet casings could be seen at the location, and police said the victim was shot four times. He was alert, conscious and breathing and rushed to Grady hospital, according to the department. 

The department said a man reported that the teen tried to rob him when he got shot. Atlanta police did not specify if this man was the person who shot the teen but did label him as a suspect. 

They said during their investigation; they found out the teen had an outstanding warrant from Atlanta for robbery and one other from another jurisdiction.

Police said the teen was placed into custody and will be transported to Metro Youth Detention Center upon medical release.

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