Police say boy with replica gun killed by officer in Arizona

The Hill - 01-18


Police in Maricopa County, Arizona, are launching an investigation after an officer shot and killed a teenage boy carrying a replica gun following a chase. The Associated Press reports that police say the 14-year-old boy was running from officers at the scene of a burglary and was shot and killed after they say he turned toward the officers and was perceived as a threat. Police say he had a replica 1911 airsoft gun.