Community Mourns Teen Shot and Killed After Pulling Out a BB Gun


The San Diego community is mourning a teen who was shot and killed by police after they say he pulled out a BB gun and pointed it at them.

Officers say the boy had called 911 moments asking them to come to the scene before the shooting.

Two officers responded to the call at Torrey Pines High School at around 3:30 am Saturday after getting the call.

Authorities told the San Diego Union Tribune that when they arrived, the white teen pulled out a BB gun, pointed it at one of the officers and refused the order to drop it as he began to walk towards them.

They tried to perform CPR but the 15-year-old was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

San Dieguito Union High School District superintendent Eric Dill offered his condolences to the family in a statement.

"Our hearts go out to the student, his family, and his friends...this is a difficult time for the family and we need to let them mourn."

The boy's mother released a statement as well.

 "Our family is mourning the loss of a loving and wonderful young man. We ask that you respect our privacy as we remember him and all he meant to us."


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