EUHARLEE, Ga. (NBC) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy by a police officer.
The family of Christopher Roupe says the teen had a Wii game remote in his hand when he opened the door to officers serving an arrest warrant for his father.
The officer says she believed the teen was holding a pistol and fired.
A neighbor said, “Going to the Marine Corp., he’s never been in trouble. Just a good kid all the way around.”
The night of Valentine’s Day, Christopher and other family members were inside the trailer when two officers came to arrest Roupe’s father for a probation violation.
According to the search warrant, a female officer said, “Before the door could be opened, she heard what she believed to be the action of a firearm.”
At that point, “She began drawing her duty weapon.”
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