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Protest planned for 13-year-old shot by police while fleeing suspected stolen vehicle

Protest planned for teen shot by police while fleeing
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CHICAGO (CBS) -- A protest is planned tonight at 6 p.m. outside of police headquarters in response to a Chicago police officer shooting a teenager Wednesday night.

An investigation is underway into what led to the shooting and how the 13-year-old was wanted in connection to a carjacking.

CPD was tracking a stolen silver Honda accord on the west side Wednesday night.

A police helicopter spotted the vehicle from above leading officers to Cicero and Chicago Avenue.

Police say a 13-year-old who was in the passenger seat ran from the car toward a nearby gas station.

Officers chased him and say the boy turned and that's when an officer fired and struck him one time.

Sources tell CBS 2 the unarmed teen was shot in the back. The 13-year-old is believed to be involved in the theft of two cars this week -- including one in Oak Park where a 3-year-old child was left inside the car. 

The officer involved in the shooting has been relieved of his police powers Friday as the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) continues its investigation, and determine if officers followed the department's foot chase policy. 

The 13-year-old remains in serious condition.

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