[Video] 17 Year Old JROTC Student Shot by Police When He Opened the Door Holding a Wii Remote
This is a tragic story, but one we thought we should bring to light.
According to multiple media outlets, a 17 year old teenager, Christopher Roupe, in Georgia was shot and killed by a police officer when he opened the door to his home. The police officer claims she thought the teen was holding a gun, but witnesses say he was holding a Wiimote, a remote control for the Wii video game system.
According to WSBTV,
“It just doesn’t add up,” said Cole Law who is representing the Roupe family.
Law said Roupe was about to watch a movie.
“We don’t know where that statement came from. 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,” Law said.
Neighbors who came to check on the family following the shooting also said they say the teen was holding a video game remote, not a firearm.
Christopher was a member of his high school’s JROTC and had plans to join the military following graduation.
The officer involved in the shooting was serving a probation violation warrant to Christopher’s father. She has been placed on administrative leave as the investigation continues.