Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

17-year old boy shot and killed by Chicago police

A 17-year old boy in Chicago, named Christian Green, was approached by police.  When he pulled out a gun, he was shot and killed.

From an article:
Shortly after 1 p.m.Thursday afternoon near 57th and State, Chicago police shot and killed 17-year-old Christian Green after police say Green ran from officers who tried to question him. 
Pat Camden is a spokesperson for the police union and says Green was armed.
"Individual at that point gun in hand pointing it at the officer,' Camden said. "The officers fire in defense of their life." 
But Thursday night, Green's brother is disputing the police account. 
"I know for a fact he didn't point no gun at no police," said Travail Fowler. "I know for a fact that's not my brother." 
And neighborhood residents say they believe Green was merely lighting off fireworks. 
"I heard he, they thought it was a gun, but it was a firecracker, like a Roman candle or something. He pulled it out, and police just started shooting," said Keaara Payton. 
"It's got nothing to do with fireworks," said Camden. "It's got to do with an illegal weapon being carried illegally by an individual who points it at the police putting them in danger of their life. 
Camden said a semi-automatic weapon was recovered at the scene. The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting.

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