And the beat goes on....
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department admitted Thursday to fatally shooting an innocent victim of a knife attack whom they mistook for a suspect.
Christopher Roupe, 17, of Euharlee was felled by a single police bullet when an unidentified officer arrived at the family mobile home to execute a probation violation warrant against his father, authorities said.
The evolving narrative... First the police claimed the victim "lunged at offficers". They that changed to he "aggressed" the officers. Then when it turned out they shot the wrong guy, they sais the while he was escaping the hostage situation he "lunged at" the other victim.
Sounds like this guy didn't stand a chance.
Anyway, the cops shot 2 of the hostages, including killing one, and a thrd hostage was stabbed by the perp. The only guy that emerged apparently unscathed was the hostage-taker.
“It just doesn't add up,” family attorney Cole Law told WSBTV. “He heard a knock at the door. He asked who it was, there was no response so he opened the door and upon opening the door he was immediately shot in the chest.”
At first the police story was he "pointed a handgun at the officer". Then it was he "answered the door with a BB gun."
Now the lawyer says all he had in his hand was w Wii controller.
Oddly, from what seems to have happened here, the lawyer's story makes the most sense.