BALTIMORE — A 15-year-old who had reportedly stolen a car was grazed by a bullet after attempting to carjack an off-duty Baltimore Police officer early Monday, authorities said.

Shortly before 3 a.m., police said, the teen pulled up alongside the officer’s personal car in the 1300 block of Walker Avenue, got out of his car and displayed a gun in an carjacking attempt.

Police said the officer grabbed his service weapon and shot in the direction of the teen, who took off in the stolen car.

Officers found the vehicle the teen had reportedly stolen at the intersection of Loch Raven Boulevard and Walker Avenue. The teen was found along East Lafayette Avenue with a graze wound.

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Police said he confessed to the attempted carjacking and was arrested.

The off-duty officer has been placed on routine administrative leave during this investigation, according to police.

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