(Dave Urbanski) Rookie New York City police shot and killed an armed teen in the South Bronx early Sunday after the suspect was seen chasing and shooting at another male and refused to drop his weapon, the New York Post reports.
The suspect, 14-year-old Shaaliver Douse, had already been charged with attempted murder in a different incident, but that charge was dropped in May.
A pair of rookie cops—26 and 27 years of age—heard shots around 3 a.m. and ran to investigate, police said. They observed Douse, of the South Bronx, chasing and firing at another person.
The two uniformed cops—assigned to the high-crime area on an Impact team only months after graduating from the police academy—ordered Douse to drop his gun and also indentified themselves as police officers, the Post reports.
After Douse refused, one of the officers fired a single round that hit the teen in the jaw, police said.USA Today adds that Douse was pointing his gun at the officers when he was shot.
Douse was pronounced dead at the scene, the Post reports, adding that investigators recovered a blood-spattered Astra A 100 9mm semi-automatic handgun at the scene, according to police.