Police: Teen shot over cigarette

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police are searching for a man accused of shooting a 17-year-old boy who did not give him a cigarette Monday night.

At around 11:21 p.m., officers were called to Memorial Hospital to speak to a shooting victim that had just been dropped off.

The teen told police he was walking in the 1100 block of Verde Drive when a man approached him and asked for a cigarette.

When he told the man that he did not have one, the suspect allegedly produced a gun and shot at the boy as he was running away.

The victim was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg and released a short time later.

The suspect was described as white male in his twenties, approximately 6’1″ to 6’2″ tall with a thin build. The suspect had a light brown colored goatee and was wearing a black jacket, white t-shirt, shorts, and tennis shoes.

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