PHOENIX | Police: Arizona officer kills teen boy with replica gun
PHOENIX —January 17, 2019— Police in a Phoenix suburb say a burglary suspect shot to death by an officer was a 14-year-old boy carrying a replica gun.
Authorities say officers in the city of Tempe reported a suspect burglarizing a car Tuesday and that he ran away holding what appeared to be a handgun.
During the chase, police say he turned toward the officers. One officer perceived that as a threat and shot the suspect, who died at a hospital.