Skip to comments.Georgia Teen Holding Wii Remote Shot by Cops at His Front Door: Family Lawyer
Posted on 02/20/2014 4:45:56 PM PST by nickcarraway
Christopher Roupe, 17, was shot by a Euharlee police officer on Friday when he answered the door. Police say he was pointing a handgun, not the video game device. Roupe was an aspiring Marine, his family said.
A Georgia teen who dreamed of being a Marine was killed by police at his front door while wielding only a Wii remote, the family lawyer claims.
Christopher Roupe, 17, of Euharlee was felled by a single police bullet when an unidentified officer arrived at the family mobile home to execute a probation violation warrant against his father, authorities said.
Meanwhile, police assert that the teen pointed a gun directly at the female officer, prompting her to blast the boy in the chest.
The circumstances of the tragic shooting last Friday night are under reviewed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, according to reports.
It just doesn't add up, family attorney Cole Law told WSBTV. He heard a knock at the door. He 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. Roupe, 17, was a member of the ROTC at Woodland High School and was planning to sign up for the Marines, his friends said.
He was a good kid, his pal William Corson told WSBT.
Euharlee police said two officers arrived at roughly 7:35 p.m. and Roupe answered the door with a gun drawn contradicting the lawyer and witness claims that he was unarmed, expect for the video game device.
The officer, who has been placed on administrative leave, broke down after she realized that she had shot the teen at point-blank range, witnesses said.
She put her head in her hands and she was sobbing, Ken Yates told WSBT. "Supposedly, he opened the door with a BB gun and in my opinion I think he was playing a game with his neighborhood buddies."
Roupe was transported to a hospital in Cartersville where he was pronounced dead. The result of the investigation will be forwarded to the district attorneys office, police said.
Police directed all questions regarding the shooting to the GBI. A spokeswoman for the unit did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
A spokeswoman for the family directed all inquiries to their attorney, who could not be immediately reached for comment on Wednesday.
Did they ever picture or ID the female officer who shot this kid to death?
A single shot - “oops, I had my finger on the trigger before I decided that I was pointing my gun at a target I intended to kill or destroy”. IMHO.
Police depts. need to take up the Barney Fife rule: One bullet in the shirt pocket. If you think you need it and you’re still alive after you get it out of your pocket, then you don’t need it.
Was the gun found? And I’m talking about a gun somebody would actually own, not a Rohm .22 that “fell out of the officer’s pocket” at the scene.
Does someone want to post the statistics for shootings per female officer as opposed to male officers?
Another killing by a jumpy woman cop....shoot first and you don’t have to ask questions later.
First of all, I don’t believe the cops. Second, so what if he had a gun. It’s not against the law to stand at the door of your own home holding a gun. On top of that, the cop wouldn’t identify herself. What if it had been a thug?
No gun was found. A video game controller was found.
Was this government paid leave?
I am trying to imagine shooting some unarmed kid to death while working and getting a leave of absence....Or maybe paid leave of absence...
In the real non-government world of the private sector, the government would ID you, plaster your pic all over the papers, publicly discredit you anyway possible, dig deep in your background, and drag you through 30 years of courts and violent prison...They'd also seize your assets and loot everything you ever had....
Who cares? Is having a gun in your hand, in your own home, a capital offense?
But, she had a good cry and didn’t mean to. So she’ll be back at work and cleared of all wrong-doing before a group of LA police officers can fire 103 rounds at two unarmed women and score one hit.
The government can do whatever it wants with it’s property. It’s property is every living or nonliving thing in the U.S.
What did she expect would happen when she shot an unarmed teen to death? She blows his heart through the back of his chest and she cries?
Shoot first, cry later?
This is so out of control
In a police state gone mad.
“”Is having a gun in your hand, in your own home, a capital offense””
There was a good movie years ago with Charles Bronson (I believe) who was in the hallway of a home with a hair dryer in his hand when cops entered the home. The movie revolved around that one scene and unfortunately I don’t remember much of it - only that it was good. This happens in advanced years!!!
Jail that b*tch cop and throw away the key. She murdered that boy then LIED about why it happened. She chose the wrong profession and those that gave her a badge did so solely to boost the number of female officers, not based on her abilities or HER JUDGEMENT (OBVIOUSLY).
This is her Facebook page....seriously!!!???. Ho, man the family’s attorney is gonna have a field day. In the meantime the family has lost a son murdered by a idiot chick cop. My prayers to the family.
Cowardly, trigger-happy, untrained, unqualified cops! I hope they sue for tens of millions.
In this case it is less of a gender thing and more of an “out of control wannabe SWAT team members who don’t realize that the police shows they watch on tv aren’t documentaries” thing.
If the scum bags take everything a man has, and give him no hope for anything ever again, what does a man like that do sometimes? Falling down maybe?
I guess video games really *do* cause violence and death, after all.
The most important thing is that she got home safely so that she could update her status on Facebook. No dogs were killed, so the police have that going for them. Killing kids is just one of those things that people need to get used to, it’s the price of staying safe.
Soon it will be open season on cops. This will not end well.
Renee Vance, the aunt of Mr. Roupe, left a lengthy comment on another websites forum in regards to the murder of her nephew. Mr. Roupe apparently had a Wii controller in his hand because he was getting ready to watch a movie when the cops showed up. He asked who is it? when the cops knocked on the door, but nobody responded, according to Vance.
The female cop already had her gun drawn when Mr. Roupe opened the door and gave him no warning to drop the [controller]. The 13-year-old sister of Mr. Roupe, who was crying, went to hug and/or comfort her dying brother when the female cop pointed the gun at her and told her to shut up.
Allege photo of the shooter is at the link..
Those eyes...if she were a horse, I wouldn’t walk behind her.
She should do The Honorable Thing, now.
Tom Selleck “An Innocent Man”
Cops had wrong address. Planted dope to cover their butts.
It was her and another officer — though she did the shooting. There were two of them — so the cover-up was a conspiracy.
And to date they still haven’t produced the dangerous thing he had in his hand.
Oh I can see how a highly trained seasoned police officer could mistake a game controller for an AK-47 machine gun ... got him before he could press the kill button!!!
The peasant put his head in his hands and he was sobbing, said the prosecutor as he threw the book at him.
Note to peasant: Next time, be wearing your Magic Brown Costume or Magic Blue Costume! Then, it will be All Good!
Multiple procedure violations by the officer. However, the root of the problem is probably an affirmative action hiring followed by lax training to ensure she qualified for the field. Police are in full CYA mode trying to mitigate damages that will come from a settlement or civil trial. Saddest thing is that two lives are ruined forever.
OH EM GEE DUDE, OMG. Good find.
So, she’s nuts, this is what she’s proclaiming to the world. She states, in public, that sometimes she can’t focus, because “the little weirdo that lives inside [her]..is off her meds”.
That’s great, just great.
You are right, this is an attorney’s dream come true. The deposition questions just write themselves!
So that’s the kid? He was white? We’ll never hear 2 words about this again from the MSM.
RIP poor fellow, whatever you or your father did your life should not have been ended in such a dreadful manner.
This is an outrage and citizens have been programmed to let the police decide if the cop did the wrong thing. This wasn’t an accident.
Good grief! The hiring standards must be too low to measure.
Shoot first; justify later.
Would inconsistent statements be one of them?
"The Daily Tribune News reported that the young man survived the initial shot, but bled to death waiting for paramedics to arrive. Both the killer cop and the one accompanying her were rewarded for the kill with paid vacations, aka paid administrative leave.
Ummmm, were the paramedics delayed by the cops or higher ups so the victim/witness would die and not be able to testify? I'd hate to think officials would go that far to cover-up what really happened.
“In this case it is ...more of an out of control wannabe SWAT team members...”
Check out post #17, I don’t think we can say this woman has a SWAT team mentality, her issues are of another variety.
Which is worse - who can say?
She said as she put her head in her hands and sobbed.
This occurred days ago and this government agency declines to talk about it?
They know the players, they already have the witness statements, they've already collected the evidence....Where do the get the authority or the contemptible arrogance to decline to speak about it? Do they not work for us? Why is this a secret?
They said the teen had a gun at the door...Ok, then where is it? Why have they not confirmed that in a news conference?
Why, according to reports, are the witnesses saying different, that he did not have a gun?
Are they stonewalling hoping they bury the kid quickly? Are they hoping interest in this brutal incident just dies off before going public?
How come in other events the cops, the mayor and all the elected special people are the first ones to run to the cameras for their pat on the back praise fests?
This happened many days ago....Where is statement or news conference about what happened?
I wonder how far the pigs are going to take this lie.
Is there a difference?
If no gun was found, the office who shot the young man has some serious explaining to do.
A Wii remote looks about as much like a gun as a breadstick.
“Soon it will be open season on cops.”
Brother (or sister), I hope you’re being facetious but I think you are more on than you believe. There are so many laws on the books these days that no matter what you’re doing you could be considered in violation of something if a cop decided to deem it so at a given time. In that environment we are all only walking free so long as some cop having a bad day doesn’t come along and arrest us or worse for any etheraal reason they have at the moment.
GA ping. This is up about 10 miles west of Cartersville.
Does anyone have statistics for shootings per female officer as opposed to male officers?