Teen Girl Shot By Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy During Traffic Stop

Oakland County Sheriff Car
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By WWJ Newsradio 950

PONTIAC (WWJ) - A teenage girl is hospitalized after she was shot by an Oakland County Sheriff's deputy, early Monday morning. 

According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the shooting happened near Bagley and Arthur Avenue in Pontiac as deputies tried to make a traffic stop,  just after 2 a.m. 

The driver — identified by authorities as a 15-year-old boy from Pontiac —  slowed down and then jumped out of the car and ran, officials said.  Another deputy who tried to block the car then fired one shot through the windshield of the vehicle as it rolled in his direction, hitting a 16-year-old Pontiac girl in the front passenger's seat, near her shoulder.

The injured teen was taken by EMS to a local hospital where she last reported in stable condition, Monday afternoon. Two other girls in the back seat weren't hurt, and no officers were injured. 

As the investigation continues, sheriff's officials alleged that the teen driver didn't have a license and "took the vehicle without the owner’s permission." He ran from the scene, according to ths sheriff's office, and it's unclear at this time authorities are still actively searching for him.

No names were released. 

This incident remains under investigation, the sheriff's office said, and further information will be released once the investigation is complete.