Sunday, May 7, 2017

Suicide By Cop: Torrey Pines High School Student, 15, Killed by Police Was Holding BB Gun

How many times does something like this have to happen?  Displaying any type of object that appears to be a gun WILL GOT ONE KILLED! 
This is not one the police.  Parents need to stress this to their children from young!  I don't know if this particular 15 yr old kid was special needs, wanted to die or what.  But, we need to be honest and say he was stupid and it got him killed to teach the others that are still alive don't do what he did.  Come on now! 
NBC San Diego reports 15-year-old Torrey Pines High School (TPHS) student shot and killed by police officers Saturday in the campus' parking lot pulled out a BB gun and pointed it at the officers, refusing to drop it, before they opened fire on him.

San Diego Police Department (SDPD) Acting Homicide Capt. Mike Holden said investigators determined that the weapon the teenager pulled from his waistband during the encounter with the officers was a "semi-automatic BB air pistol."

According to the SDPD, the teen called 911 just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday asking officers to conduct a welfare check on a minor -- himself -- who was standing at the TPHS parking lot in the 3700 block of Del Mar Heights Road in Carmel Valley.

The student spoke about himself in the third person in what Holden described as a routine, "very general 'check the welfare'" call to police. 

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