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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: Police Officer Mistakes Video Game Controller For Gun

     A Georgia family is in shock following the death of their 17-year-old son, who was accidentally killed by a police officer who believed the video game controller he was holding was a gun….Christopher Roupe of Euharlee, Georgia heard a knock at the door of the family's home on the night of February 14, 2014. Upon opening the door, he was immediately shot by a female police officer….The officer broke down in tears upon realizing her mistake….She had been making a probation-related visit to the home. She though Roupe was holding a gun….

     Roupe had plans to enlist in the Marines after finishing high school. He was involved in the ROTC program at the school….

Robby Soave, "Horror! Cop Instantly Shoots, Kills Teen Who Answered Door Holding Video Game Controller," The Daily Caller, February 19, 2014

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