NYPD Officer Kills Armed 14-Year-Old Boy in New York

NYPD Officer Kills Armed 14-Year-Old Boy in New York

A NYPD officer shot and killed Shaaliver Douse, 14, on a street early Sunday after he refused to drop his gun and pointed it at officers, authorities said.

Published August 5, 2013

A rookie NYPD officer shot and killed Shaaliver Douse, 14, who refused to drop his gun and pointed his weapon at cops early Sunday in the Bronx section of New York, authorities said.

Douse died of a single gunshot wound to his jaw and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Associated Press. Two surveillance videos show Douse firing four shots from his .9 mm handgun at a group of men outside of a bodega and then at a man who he chased. Around 3 a.m., two officers heard the gunshots, tracked down the teen and ordered him to stop firing.

"The officers ordered Douse to drop the gun but instead he fired another round," NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said at a news conference. "It is undetermined at this time whether he fired at the officers or a fourth time at the unknown male who had just run past the officers."

Associated Press reports

Douse's aunt, Quwana Barcene, told the New York Post the boy was an only child.

"It's not fair. It was my sister's only child. You shouldn't have to bury your child," she said.

Douse had been in trouble with the law before.

He was charged in May with attempted murder after a 15-year-old boy was shot in a Bronx neighborhood where Douse lived. That shooting took place two miles from where Douse was later shot to death.

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(Photo: Shaaliver Douse Family)

Written by Natelege Whaley


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