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.
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