Saturday, March 13, 2021

5 police officers face life in prison after shooting a 15-year-old boy 13 times after he reportedly attempted to rob a convenience store

At least five Oklahoma City police officers are facing first-degree manslaughter charges in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy who was reportedly trying to rob a convenience store.

What are the details?

On Nov. 23, Oklahoma City police officers responded to a call for an attempted armed robbery at an area convenience store. When officers arrived on the scene, they encountered the suspect, 15-year-old Stavian Rodriguez.

Footage of the encounter has been released showing Rodriguez — who was armed when officers arrived on the scene — placing his weapon on the ground and appearing to cooperate with police.

"Show us your hands, sir," cops can be heard telling the teen. "Nobody has to get hurt."

Rodriguez can be seen lifting his shirt to show officers that he has a gun in tucked in the waistband of his jeans. He places the weapon on the ground as an officer shouts, "Get face-down on the ground!"

Rodriguez then seems to attempt a reach into his pocket in a motion that appears to be the act of removing something else.

Moments later, officers shoot Rodriguez at least 13 times, killing him.

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