Thursday, April 28, 2016
What are police to do ? ? Wait until they are shot at, or worse...SHOT ?
Youth with BB gun resembling firearm shot by police in East Baltimore Baltimore Sun
A Baltimore police detective shot a boy in East Baltimore on Wednesday afternoon who he wrongly believed was carrying a semiautomatic pistol, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said. The boy suffered what police called non-life-threatening injuries to a "lower extremity," Davis said. The weapon turned out to be spring-air-powered BB gun — not a real firearm. The boy's mother identified him as 14-year-old Dedric Colvin, an eighth-grader at City Springs Middle School. Volanda Young said her son was shot once in the shoulder and once in the leg. The incident came on the day city officials marked the one-year anniversary of the Freddie Gray riots.