A 17-year-old was killed by police knocking on his door after he opened it while holding a Nintendo controller, according to the attorney of the late teen’s family.
Christopher Roupe died inside his home in Euharlee, Ga. Friday night after being shot by an officer who was attempting to serve a probation violation warrant for his father.
The police officer told the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that Roupe pointed a gun at her when he opened the door, but the family’s attorney, Cole Law, recently told WSBTV that the teenager was actually holding a Nintendo Wii controller.
“The eyewitnesses on the scene clearly state that he had a Wii controller in his hand,” he said. “He heard a knock at the door and 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.”
This incident sparks memories of the 13-year-old who was shot seven times in 10 seconds by a deputy sheriff in Sonoma Co., Cali. last October after he mistook the airsoft rifle that the boy was carrying for an actual firearm.