Christopher Roupe died inside his home in Euharlee, Ga. Friday night
after being shot by an officer who was attempting to serve a probation
violation warrant for his father.
The police officer told the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that
Roupe pointed a gun at her when he opened the door, but the family’s
attorney, Cole Law, recently told WSBTV that the teenager was actually holding a Nintendo Wii controller.
“The eyewitnesses on the scene clearly state that he had a Wii
controller in his hand,” he said. “He heard a knock at the door and
asked who it was, there was no response so he opened the door and upon
opening the door he was immediately shot in the chest.”
This incident sparks memories of the 13-year-old who was shot seven times in 10 seconds by a deputy sheriff in Sonoma Co., Cali. last October after he mistook
the airsoft rifle that the boy was carrying for an actual firearm.
Two of the rounds that hit the boy, Andy Cruz, proved to be fatal.
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