Sixteen-year-old Andrew Messina died from a single shot fired by a sheriffs deputy after the troubled youth threatened suicide, held his mom at gunpoint and attempted to set fire to their home.
Was he threatening anyone when they shot him? Was his mom still at gun point?
“Andrew did NOT hold his mother at gunpoint!!That was a flat out lie reported by Garrison’s office that he later admitted was not true.”
“Andrew did NOT hold his mother at gunpoint, nor did he ever threaten to shoot her. His mother’s concern was for her son’s safety, not her own. She was never worried that he would harm her. I wonder if Garrison would have handled the situation any differently if it had been his own son who was going through an emotional breakdown?”
Both posted by a “Towne Lake Mom”
Do you have any evidence, aside from the claims of Garrison, the government employee, that the boy threatened his mother at gunpoint?
Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison said that the 16-year-old boy had made an aggressive gesture by smashing through a glass window pane in the front door near to the negotiating teams.Suicide by cop.
'We would still be sitting there today if it weren't for that very, very aggressive act that he made of ramming the gun and a pistol straight through a glass door at our officers,' said Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison, the day after the shooting.