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A 13-year-old boy killed by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy while carrying a pellet gun that resembled an assault rifle was shot seven times, according to a preliminary coroner's report.
"He was holding the weapon in his left hand. He began to turn toward his right in the direction of the deputy, and in so doing he moved the gun toward the deputy, and the deputy's mindset was that he was fearful he would be shot," Lt Paul Henry of Santa Rosa police said at a press conference.
reply to post by XTexan
I imagine the deputy feels awful after this tragedy. It's a difficult situation to comprehend and saddens me very much.
ETA: Seven shots though does seem a little overkill...edit on 25-10-2013 by Wide-Eyes because: (no reason given)
7 times for a 13 year old, seems about right...
reply to post by Wide-Eyes
Eta: the us military has stricter ROE when dealing with enemy populations than the average police officer dealing with American citizens.
edit on 25-10-2013 by benrl because: (no reason given)