Tarpon Springs, Florida. — A Tarpon Springs teenager was shot by police on Saturday night after pointing an airsoft rifle at a driver and police officer.
It was reported that a 17-year-old boy was walking around with a military gun at a passing driver. When the police arrived at the scene in the area of Tarpon Avenue, the teen continued to point his rifle at the police.
Police officers fired at teenagers 12 times. As they approached him, they noticed that he had an airsoft rifle that fired a plastic BB. First aid was given to a teenager, who was taken to a hospital where he was later sentenced to death.
The police officers involved are currently on leave as part of the police officers involved in the shooting. The Pinellas County School District has sent students a message to provide assistance during this difficult time.
The teenager was an 11th grader at Tarpon Springs High School.
As reported by WFTS Tampa Bay..
Florida teenager shot after pointing a rifle at a police officer
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