Boy, 15, is shot dead by San Diego police after he pointed a BB gun at them in a high school parking lot

Sunday, May 7, 2017
By Paul Martin

Torrey Pines High School student called 911 early Saturday morning
He asked officers to check on welfare of boy in front of the school
Investigators later determined he was referring to himself
When officers approached he pulled a gun from his waistband
After police shot him several times they determined his weapon was a BB gun

DailyMail.com
7 May 2017

Police shot and killed a 15-year-old student Saturday after he pointed a BB gun at them in a high school parking lot, authorities said.

The Torrey Pines High School student called 911 shortly before 3:30 a.m. to ask officers to check on the welfare of an unarmed boy in front of the school, according to a police statement.

He didn’t name the boy, but investigators later determined he was referring to himself, police said.

When two officers arrived, they spotted a youth in the front parking lot. But as they got out of their patrol cars, he pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at an officer, police said.

The officers drew their guns and ordered him to drop the weapon. But instead he began to walk toward an officer, ignoring more demands to drop the weapon, police said.

Both officers fired, hitting him several times. They performed first aid and summoned paramedics, but the teen was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said.

The gun was found to be a BB air pistol.

‘Fearing for their safety, both officers fired their weapons at the male, striking him numerous times,’ Lt Mike Holden said in a statement.

He said the officers were 28-year and four-year veterans of the force. Both were wearing body cameras at the time of the shooting according to KFMB-TV.

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