So a boy who did not threaten teachers and student and simply had a pellet gun was shot and killed by police. I know police defenders are going to say they were protecting themselves and others…did they to try something a little less lethal first? There’s going to be a huuuuuuge lawsuit over this were some of the real fact are going to come out. I don’t trust “law enforcement” because they have been shown over and over to lie and cover up. Let’s see how the inevitable lawsuit plays out.
Police shot and killed an eighth-grader in the hallway of his middle school Wednesday after the boy brandished what looked like a handgun and pointed it at officers. It turned out to be a pellet gun that closely resembled the real thing.
The 15-year-old “had plenty of opportunities to lower the gun and listen to the officers’ orders, and he didn’t want to,” Interim Police Chief Orlando Rodriguez said.
Shortly before the confrontation, the boy had walked into a classroom and punched a random boy in the nose for no apparent reason. Police did not know why he pulled out the weapon.
“We think it looks like this was a way to bring attention to himself,” the police chief said.
The boy, identified as Jaime Gonzalez, did not threaten students or teachers, and no one else was hurt.
The officers “took the necessary action to protect themselves and the other kids,” Rodriguez said. There weren’t many others in the hall at the time, but “they had every right to take the action that they took.”