This happened last weekend in Northern Virginia. An 18-year-old was killed by a police officer moonlighting as a security guard at an IHOP after he and three of his friends skipped out on their check. The cop followed the teens out of the restaurant and stood in front of the teens’ SUV and fired 5 times, hitting and killing Aaron Brown, who was a backseat passenger.
The cop said he thought the driver was going to hit him and feared for his life. That is why he fired at the vehicle.
Bullshit. If he feared for his life, he could have stepped out of the path of the vehicle. Skipping out on a check at IHOP does not call for deadly force. This is such a tragedy and outrage! I hope the cop gets charged with murder.
From the Washington Post:
Va. Teen Killed When Off-Duty Officer Fires at Approaching SUV
Friends Hurt, Family Haunted After Va. Teen Is Slain by Officer
Fatal Shooting In Alexandria Fuels Debate On Police Policy