NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Bronx teen has been arrested and charged after allegedly firing off gunshots and pointing his weapon at a police officer.

Authorities said the incident happened on Saturday in the Mott Haven section of the borough.

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Two uniformed officers on the violence reduction foot post reported hearing several gunshots near 140th Street and Cypress Avenue at around 10:50 p.m.

Two other officers responded to the area and canvassed for a possible suspect, police said. A motorist at 138th Street told the officers that the person responsible for the gunfire was a male wearing a black jacket across the street.

Police said when the officers began to approach the suspect, he ran toward 138th Street and Bruckner Boulevard, at which time responding PSA 7 officers engaged him and told him to drop his weapon.

That’s when the man turned toward an officer while pointing his gun, a .357 Smith and Wesson revolver, who had taken cover behind a parked vehicle, police said.

The suspect then dropped his weapon and was taken into custody.

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Police said the officers didn’t fire any shots during the confrontation and there were no injuries reported.

The suspect, 17-year-old Raymond Leonardo, has been charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, menacing a police officer and reckless endangerment.

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