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WECT-TV reported Tuesday that an officer from the Boiling Springs Lake Police Department and a deputy from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office have been cleared. An officer from the Southport Police Department -- identified by the police chief as Detective Bryon Vassey -- remains on paid administrative leave. Vassey is a nine-year veteran of the department, according to Chief Jerry Dove, and has never been placed on leave before.
Keith Vidal, 18, died Sunday afternoon after being shot by one of the officers called to his family's home in Boiling Springs Lake. The family says the called for police assistance after Vidal suffered a schizophrenic incident and grabbed a small screwdriver.
Vidal's stepfather, Mark Wilsey, said that officers used a Taser on his son several times before one of the officers said, "We don't have time for this," and shot between the two officers holding the teen down.
If a mistake was made with regard to pulling a firearm, thinking it was a Taser.....
Why would the officer have uttered the words, 'We don't have time for this'?
And why didn't they have time for that? Were there a lot of other calls that were stacking up because he was forced to spend 70 seconds before he executed the kid?
Seems to me like it's too soon for any of them to be cleared,
little too big an ooooppps, if you ask me. kid's dead now.
Seems to me like it's too soon for any of them to be cleared, though it does seem to be SOP to separate yourself from the pack. This article really isn't very detailed at all. Nothing different in the reporting or exposition here other than "two cleared."