Cop mistakes a Wii controller for a gun; shoots and kills 17-year old answering his door.

A Euharlee police officer opened fire on 17-year-old Christopher Roupe while serving a warrant for probation violation on the child’s father, claiming the boy pointed a gun at her.

But when neighbors ran up the home, they instead found a Wii remote in the boy’s dead hands.

According to the attorney for the family, Cole Law, “The eyewitnesses on the scene clearly state that he had a Wii controller in his hand. 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.”

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/attorney-teen-was-shot-having-wii-controller-hand/ndSrL/

How anyone could mistake a Wii controller for a gun is beyond mystifying.  Unless maybe the cop thought it was a Star Trek phaser of some sort.  I don’t mean to joke about a tragedy, but how could anyone mistake this……

……for a firearm?  That officer needs to be drug-tested.  A completely needless tragedy.

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