Police kill armed 14-year-old boy on NYC street; authorities say he refused to drop gun

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  • Updated: August 5, 2013 - 1:40 AM

NEW YORK — A rookie police officer shot and killed a 14-year-old boy on a street early Sunday after he refused to drop his gun and pointed it in the direction of officers, authorities said.

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samiamAug. 4, 13 4:56 PM

Sounds like the officers did exactly what they were supposed to.

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luzhishenAug. 4, 13 6:57 PM

Sounds like they did, but I await the results of the mandatory investigation.

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viczee26Aug. 4, 1311:24 PM

a 14 year old on the streets at 3 am WITH a gun. Sounds like he was destined for big time failure. I wonder what kind of parents he had; does that imply that there might be a totally dysfunctional family that lead to tough luck for this kid?

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wolftracksAug. 5, 13 9:53 AM

Whether he was a boy of 14 or not, he was shooting at people and pointed his gun at the police - they did what they were trained to do. Why do the relatives of these law breakers defend them - he was NOT a good kid given the fact that he'd already tried to murder someone else. High praise for the police for doing their job.

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ughleftAug. 5, 13 1:34 PM

Maybe stricter gun laws would have prevented this?

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theagonybhoAug. 5, 13 6:19 PM

Where is Obama and Holder to comment on this?

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upnorth85Aug. 7, 13 3:43 PM

@ughlett "Maybe stricter gun laws would have prevented this?". This kid was not licensed to carry a handgun and existing law did not allow him to have a loaded gun and chase other citizens at 3.00 AM. No additional law is needed. Just enforcement of existing law and putting away thugs like this person for a long time, in the first instance of violent crime.

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