San Diego Police shot and killed a 15-year-old boy after he pointed a BB gun at them in the parking lot […]
San Diego Police shot and killed a 15-year-old boy after he pointed a BB gun at them in the parking lot of Torrey Pines high school early Saturday morning.
The boy was a student at the school and lived in the neighborhood.
The 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.
Investigators later determined he was referring to himself.
When two officers got out of their patrol cars, he pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at an officer.
Both officers drew their weapons and ordered him to drop his gun. He refused to comply and began to walk towards an officer, police said.
Both officers fired, hitting him several times.
They performed first aid and summoned paramedics, but the boy was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said.
The gun was found to be a BB air pistol.
The boy’s name was not released because of his age.