VIDEO: Cops shoot armed teen after he refuses to drop his weapon, fired more shots

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 1:26pm

A New York City teenager is dead after being shot by police over the weekend.

Officers say the 14-year-old was chasing and shooting at another male when they shot the teen.

While police say they are investigating the incident, many in the community are mourning the loss of a young life.

Cops say the guy on the bottom of the screen reacts to a bullet whizzing passed him and takes off.

Police say the male in the white shirt was the one who fired off three rounds and gave chase.

Investigators say two uniformed rookie cops heard the shots near 151st Street and Courtland Avenue.

Both, the alleged shooter and man he was chasing, ran by the officers.

According to the police commissioner that's when the cops identified themselves and ordered the shooter to drop the weapon.

Instead, he fired another round

It is undetermined at this time whether he fired at officers or a fourth time at the unknown male.

One of the police officers from across the street approximately 40-feet away discharged the firearm once.

14-year-old Shaaliver Douse died at the scene.

Douse's friends and family lit candles in his honor Sunday night and wrote messages to him during the day.

They don't believe the cops and they don't think Douse had a gun.

The police commissioner expressed his condolences but points to this gun as evidence Douse was armed, saying all four bullets shells match the 9mm handgun recovered at the scene.

This is not Douse's first brush with the law.

In May, the Bronx district attorney charged him with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a 15-year-old.

That charge was later dropped when the witness could not identify the shooter.

Police say the investigation into this police involved shooting continues.

 

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