Teen Tased After Allegedly Punching Officer

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An officer was forced to use a Taser on both father and son after the two allegedly hit a couple of officers.

Police say that upon further investigation of the incident, the father was not charged, but his teen son faces charges of second-degree assault on an officer.

The incident stemmed from an investigation into the 16-year-old and his friends on Friday afternoon, who were accused by a neighbor of throwing rocks at his house. The homeowner saw three teens who he believed were the suspects and took photos of them to provide to police.

Before arriving on scene, police say the juveniles confronted the homeowner about taking pictures of them. The 16-year-old suspect allegedly swung a skateboard at the homeowner in a threatening manner. The group left the area.

Once police got there, they tracked the teens to the 1700 block of Big Horn Trail, near Ute Valley Park in northwest Colorado Springs. The group ignored the officers at first, but police say when they approached the 16-year-old suspect, he suddenly punched and shoved one of the officers and ran into the house.

The officers chased the suspect into what turned out to be the teen's home. One of the suspect's friends tried to block officers from getting into house, and was arrested.

Police say when they followed the suspect into a bedroom, the teen's father woke up and hit one the officers. A second officer tased the teen and his father, ending the situation.

The 16-year-old was booked into the Spring Creek Detention Center on charges of felony menacing, trespassing and second-degree assault on a police officer. His friend was charged with obstructing a police officer and then released.

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