Report gives new detail on police shooting of teen
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A new report says a police sergeant gave the order to "take him out" when an armed student turned toward another student in a Texas middle school hallway in January.
The report filed by Brownsville police and released by the state attorney general says 15-year-old Jaime Gonzalez was holding a realistic-looking pellet gun when he turned toward a student trapped between him and officers. Officers fired, fatally shooting Gonzalez in the abdomen and chest inside Cummings Middle School.
A custodial death report must be filed with the Texas attorney general's office when someone dies in police custody. It was reported by The Brownsville Herald in Tuesday's edition.
The report reflects earlier police statements that Gonzalez pointed the pellet gun at them but also raises the possibility he fired at officers.