A Georgia teenager was fatally shot by a cop last Friday. She claimed he pointed a gun at her, eyewitnesses said he was just holding a Wii remote, which very much does not look like a gun. Christopher Roupe was at home when a police officer knocked on the door to serve warrant to his dad for probation violation. And witnesses said when Roupe opened the door, he was holding a Wii remote and the officer immediately shot him in the chest.
One neighbor said that he saw the officer “sobbing” in front of the house after she shot Roupe. He said that “supposedly, [Roupe] opened the door with a BB gun,” but it just looked like he was playing Wii inside with his friends.
The officer in question, who is not being identified publicly, has been placed on administrative leave.
Watch WSB-TV’s report on the incident below:
[h/t Raw Story]
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