In Georgia, police shot and killed a 17-year-old teenager after he reportedly killed a police dog and raised the gun at cops. According to CNN, the Clayton County Police Department identified the kid as Stephon Ford.
During a news conference, Clayton County Police Department Assistant Chief Bruce Parks stated that the incident occurred just before 2 a.m. in Jonesboro, Georgia, which is roughly 17 miles south of Atlanta.
The Jonesboro Police Department Responded to Suspicious Activities Involving Three Males at A Motel
The Jonesboro Police Department responded to suspicious activities involving three males at a motel, according to the media site. Upon contract, all three ran, and two were apprehended and placed into jail, according to Mr. Parks. Jonesboro Police contacted Clayton County police to assist in the search for the third suspect.
The guy was quickly apprehended by authorities while hiding in a nearby forested area. The adolescent then pulled out a gun and started shooting, killing the police dog. The dog was taken to the hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries.
“The overall situation is tragic. We hate it. We never want anything like this to happen,” Parks told reporters. The suspect then aimed his gun towards cops, and one of them fired fire, striking and killing him.