Fourth Estate Staff
San Diego, CA, United States (4E) – A 15-year-old male teenager was killed by police after he drew a BB gun from his waistband and did not follow the officers’ orders that he drop his weapon.
According to reports, a 911 caller alerted police about the teen standing outside Torrey Pines High School. The teen was outside the school at around 3:30 A.M. on Saturday. Officials later confirmed that the 911 caller was the teenager himself.
San Diego police officers said they arrived at the school and saw the boy. The boy then pulled the supposed weapon from his waistband and pointed it at one of the officers. He walked toward the officer and that was when two officers opened fire at him after repeated commands ignored by the teen.
The boy attended Torrey Pines High School and lived in the area. They did not identify him due to his age. It is believed the teenager died via suicide by cop.
After the teen was shot multiple times, the cops requested for help and performed life-saving efforts on him such as CPR. He was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California where he was later pronounced dead.
San Dieguito Union High School District superintendent, Eric Dill, said in a statement of the teen’s death, “The details of the situation are still unfolding, but whatever they are, this is very traumatic for our students, staff, families and community. As a community, we have a shared responsibility to care for one another. Please rest assured that we will do everything possible to maintain our daily routine while supporting each other as we deal with this sad event.”
To assure that the teenager had the desire to get killed, police will review the body cameras of the two officers present at the scene. They are not being identified by their department. Detectives are speaking with the boy’s family top figure out what could have motivated the teen.
This is not the first time someone lured the cops into killing them. Last year, a 16-year-old named Daniel Enrique Perez called 911 to report about a man with a gun. The descriptions matched him and he pointed the gun to one of the officers who responded to the scene. He was eventually fatally shot.
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