Boy shot by Texas police officer during house search, father says

The three-year-old Midland boy was shot in the back and has internal injuries, his father says.

MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) Midland police shot a teenager and a 3-year-old during a house search Wednesday night, according to the children's father.

A Midland City spokeswoman only confirmed that there was an officer-involved shooting and that the Texas Rangers are investigating.

The father told CBS7 in Odessa that the teen says police threw something through the window and then broke down the door without announcing they were officers. He says they did have a search warrant.

He says the teen had something in his hand when he encountered the police, but the dad couldn't say what it was.

The father says the teen was shot in the arm and is now in juvenile detention. The 3-year-old was shot in the back and has internal injuries and is in a hospital in Lubbock.

He also tells CBS7 that police have raided the house before for suspicion of drugs. He says he was at work when the search happened.