LAPD Killed 14-Year-Old Suspect After He Allegedly Shot At Them
Another day, another cop catches a body.
Los Angeles police shot and killed a 14-year-old boy after he shot at the ficers, police said Wednesday.
The department’s gang unit was investigating a vandalism call in a neighborhood east downtown around 5:35 p.m. Tuesday when they encountered two youths. One ran f and two ficers pursued, police said.
“According to a witness who saw the subject running from the ficers, the witness saw the subject shoot a handgun in the direction the pursuing ficers,” said LAPD Deputy Chief Robert Arcos during a news conference. “While the loss life is always tragic, it is particularly so when the loss involves a youth.”
Oh, so the LAPD thinks killing people is tragic? Interesting…
The teenager, identified as Jesse James Romero by the Los Angeles County Coroner, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other suspect did not flee police and he was questioned and released.
Neither ficer was harmed, but they heard a gunshot as they were rounding the corner, Arcos said. One the ficers then fired back and killed Romero, Arcos said.
A loaded handgun was recovered by the teenager’s body but it was too soon for investigators to determine whether it had been fired or whether it had been used by Romero, Arcos said.
OH! SO, they don’t know if he really shot at them or not. VERY interesting…SMH.