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Prosecutor: Officer Justified in Shooting Suspect Who Carried BB Gun

 
Prosecutor: Officer Justified in Shooting Suspect Who Carried BB Gun
Posted Friday, February 21st 2014 @ 4am  by WOOD Radio News Team

The Kent County Prosecutor says the Grand Rapids police officer who shot a teenager with a BB gun was justified. The 19-year old had told a Family Outreach counselor that he would "take out" anyone who interefered with him.

Three officers, in uniform, showed up at the man's house last month and, as the Prosecutor tells it, the teen ended up shouting incoherently and showed what appeared to be a handgun. After he was wounded, the police discovered it was a Crosman BB gun, which looks very much like a 9mm Beretta.

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