Teenager Breaks Into Tolleson Cop's House; You Betcha, That Kid Got Shot

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Residential burglary is a slightly safer activity than Russian roulette, but sooner or later, burglars are bound to run into someone with a gun who does not take kindly to scumbags in his house.

One of those types would be cops, who all have guns, and aren't too sympathetic toward crime.

A 17-year-old kid found that out the hard way Tuesday afternoon, as he broke into the home of a Tolleson police officer.

The officer -- whose name hasn't been released -- was taking a nap at home around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday when he heard breaking glass coming from downstairs, according to Phoenix police.

The cop went down there with his firearm, and found this uninvited teenager in his home "armed with a large rock," police say.

After giving the teenager commands to drop the rock, police say the kid instead cocked his arm back as if he were going to throw it at the officer, and the Tolleson cop put a bullet in the intruder's head.

The officer gave first aid before Phoenix police and fire showed up to his home.

The 17-year-old, who also hasn't been named, was brought to the hospital, and was in critical condition.

The officer was uninjured.

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jay
jay

If anyone did their homework before coming on the internet being racist, dumb and ignorant the boy wasn't in the home his friends broke in and he was outside being the "look out." When the man was coming downstairs the individuals in the home ran and the boy outside had a slow reaction and didn't get a chance to get away. By the time he knew what was going on it was already to late the cop was already outside and was able to get a shot off which consequently resulted in the boy being shot in the head... Which means he didn't have the rock.. Breaking in someones home isn't right but he doesn't deserve to die either.. Some ppl in this world just have cold hearts, some of the things i've read on here are just ridicilous.. May GOD have mercy on your souls ridicilous.. May GOD have mercy on your souls

jay
jay

If anyone did their homework before coming on the internet being racist, dumb and ignorant the boy wasn't in the home his friends broke in and he was outside being the "look out." When the man was coming downstairs the individuals in the home ran and the boy outside had a slow reaction and didn't get a chance to get away. By the time he knew what was going on it was already to late the cop was already outside and was able to get a shot off which consequently resulted in the boy being shot in the head...

Phase96
Phase96

Not sure where you heard that it is manslaughter to shoot and kill an intruder, but you are 100% incorrect. Maybe it is that way in your state, but here in AZ, your ass is grass if you break into a home and the only problem the homeowner will face is getting your blood stains out of the berber carpet.

Phase96
Phase96

When someone breaks into your home, try and ask them nicely to leave and then come back and tell us how it worked out for you. It does not matter what the Intruders age, race, sex, or religion was/is, he broke into the mans home! He was givin the opportunity to drop his weapon and give up, he chose to go another way. Legally, the homeowner didnt even need to give him that chance, nor did the guy need to have a weapon. If someone breaks into your home you have every right to shoot that individual IMMEDIATLY without warning or further conversation. If someone breaks into my home they will never even hear the sound of my voice, only the sound of my Beretta and then its lights out. It also matters not that this happened to be a Police Officer, would it have made you feel better if it were a Garbage Man that shot and killed an intruder.

sophiia
sophiia

Shoots him in the head? Great. Gotta love this countries "law enforcement" How about we shoot him in the arm that's holding the rock, so that he's not mentally damaged for the rest of life. People like you this cop are the exact reason why I hate the police here.

Jn Brown
Jn Brown

so the kids a thug for being a burglar but execution/murder is ok?   idiot

B
B

Normally charges would be filed against the homeowner.  Because he is a police officer i bet they wont.  It is manslaughter to use deadly force against someone breaking in to your house unless there is a threat of deadly force against the homeowner. I am not buying that the rock is deadly force.  Plus, the police officer is trained enough with a handgun to shoot the leg as opposed to a skull shot.  Unfortunately the law says he should be charged.  I see this as the state picking and choosing who to prosecute.

Seedy Ward
Seedy Ward

"Let's consider the facts and the facts only: 1. 17 year old boy is in your house. 2. Window beside boy is smashed (you, as the resident, have heard it smash as it was happening) 3. Boy has rock in hand (presumably the one he smashed the window with) 4. Resident comes down and points gun at intruder, ordering the weapon to be dropped 5. Weapon is not dropped 6. Intruder is shot in the head." Points two through five have not yet been established as facts. So, no, those assertions are in dispute and not necessarily "facts."

Icemann0
Icemann0

Play stupid games...win stupid prizes.

Bmp1995
Bmp1995

 MOVE THE FUCK ON, SLAVERY ENDED OVER 140 YEARS AGO! tired of the racist comments.  if it wasnt for the riots of detroit, it would of still of been a great city. now look at it.  i dare anyone to break in my home....waiting for you.

Bmp1995
Bmp1995

 lets see you think when it comes down to a .5 of a second....are you people really that stupid.  Protect your family with everything you got.  I would knock him out and make sure he would never do it again.

Bmp1995
Bmp1995

 another hood rat in the dust! good!

Bmp1995
Bmp1995

 shouldnt steal, he deserved it. Though shall not steal. I think the parents should be put in jail for not bringing the kid up in the wrong way!

Bmp1995
Bmp1995

 break in my home and i'll shoot and they deserve it. "Thou shall not steal"

Mo
Mo

Guns are a right.Too bad the kid was wrong.

Mike Thrash
Mike Thrash

@ Prettyboy17 - Look - I'm only guessing, but by the vernacular you choose to use in your 'rant', I'm guessing that you're black, correct? First off, before you get all 'gangsta' on me too, I also am black. BUT....I chose to speak English. Would you like to know why? It’s because not only can I communicate with others, but it also ensures that I will be successful in my future. You, on the other hand, don't seem to have gotten past 1st grade, judging by your grammar. You, my friend (or 'nigga', as I'm sure you like to be called, since you call others that same horrible name) and others like you, are what give honest, hardworking and educated black folks a bad name. Think about it, you punk ass sell out. My father fought for the right to get a proper education, to vote, to be treated as equal, but you: you spit on all that. For what? Just to act like the ignorant nigger/coon image that we've tried to get away from. So the next time you wanna comment - please: unless you come correct - don't come at all.

nayaaduran
nayaaduran

We Will Never Know If Its True That The Cop Actually Gave Khalil A Chance Too Drop His The Rock He Had In His Hand Because Khalil Lost Most of His Memory And Doesn't Really Remember What Happened That Day Therefore That Is Only The Cops Side, So Dont Use That As An Excuse.  A TRAINED Officer That Is Holding A Gun, Vs. A Seventeen Year Old Holding A Rock , The " trained " officer knew He Couldve Shot Khalil Anywhere Else Out Of All The Places Too Shoot A Person But He Aimed For His Head  For A Reason And he Knows It. Dont Judge Someone Unless You Really Know Them Because I Know For A Fact If It Was Your Family Member Or Friend This Happened Too You Wouldn't Approve Of What They Did But You Also Wouldn't Approve People Talking About Them Like You People Do.

nayaaduran
nayaaduran

Dont Blame It On His Parents They Had No Idea. Im Sick Of Heartless People Like You Saying He Deserved It! I Do Not Like People Like You . You Want Too Know Why ?! Because You Dont Give A Damn About Anything That happens Too Others Unless Its Affecting You. You Show No Sympathy What So Ever.  Do Not Talk About Khalil Like You Know Him Because You Dont! He Made A Mistake, Dont Sit Here And Try Too Be Mr.Perfect. And Maybe You Havent Made A Mistake As Big As Him But In The End Its Still A Mistake. So unless You Know What The Hell Your Talking About, Dont Talk At All. 

nayaaduran
nayaaduran

Maybe He Deserved Too Be Shot , But Not In The Head. 

 

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