On the very same day 15-year-old Jordan Edwards was laid to rest after being fatally shot by a police officer in Texas, an unidentified teenager, also 15, was shot and killed by San Diego police.
NBC San Diego reports that the teen called 911 just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday asking officers to conduct a welfare check on a minor (himself) who was standing at the Torrey Pines High School parking lot.
According to police, the caller stated that the minor needed to be checked on and did not have a weapon.
However, when two San Diego police officers arrived, they allege that the teenager pulled out a BB gun and pointed it at one of the officers in the front parking lot of the school.
The officers say that they repeatedly told the teen to drop the weapon as he continued to walk toward them. The young man was described by police as a white male, 15, of medium build, wearing a gray shirt and black pants.
Both cops fired their weapons, hitting the teen “multiple times,” according to the news outlet. Police then said that they gave him first aid, and he was rushed to Scripps La Jolla Hospital, where he died.
The teen’s BB air pistol was recovered by police at the scene and taken into evidence.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the yet-to-be-identified officers had activated their body cameras at some point and there is video of the incident for investigators to review.
Eric Dill, superintendent for the San Dieguito Union High School District, said that a crisis response team will be at the school Monday for students and faculty as needed.
As of May 3, more than 339 Americans have been killed by police, according to the Washington Post database that tracks such incidents.
Jordan Edwards was the youngest to be killed, though we don’t yet have the birth date of the teen killed by police in San Diego.