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Lexington police Tase teen

Lexington police used a Taser on a teenager who ran while being questioned Tuesday night.

An officer had stopped the 17-year-old, who was walking in the Georgetown Road and Bradley Court area, because he thought the teen could be a suspect in a crime committed earlier this week, said Lt. David Marcum.

While the officer was patting the teen down, he felt a gun in his pocket, and then the boy ran.

When officers caught up with him in a backyard on Bradley Court, he refused to obey commands, Marcum said. The Taser was used to subdue him, Marcum said.

The boy's name is not being released because he is a juvenile, Marcum said. He faces charges of wanton endangerment, fleeing and evading police and being a felon in possession of a handgun.