EUHARLEE — A teenage boy who was about to graduate highschool to join the Marines has been executed by a female officer.
The incident has left the community horrified, with many accusing the officer of incompetence and being “trigger-happy.”
The OP-Nat Eye reports that 17-yr-old Christopher Roupe was shot and killed moments after sitting down to watch a movie in his family’s home.
At around 7:30 PM, young Christopher took out his Nintendo Wii controller to put on a movie.
As he was sitting down, he suddenly heard knocking on the front door.
He asked, “Who is it?” but received no response.
At that point he got up from his chair and opened the door.
To his shock, the female cop already had her gun drawn and pointed at him, according to reports.
She immediately fired a bullet into the boy’s chest and killed him, according to Renee Vance, the boy’s aunt.
The police claim that “he had a handgun.”
It was actually the boy’s small Nintendo Wii controller, says the aunt.
The officer gave him “no warning” to drop the controller before taking his life, the aunt added.
The police claimed to be at his house regarding a “probation” matter. It turns out that it had nothing to do with Christopher.
His 13-yr-old little sister heard the gun shot and ran over to the door to find her brother bleeding and crying.
The little sister held her brother and tried to comfort him as he cried in pain, according to reports.
That’s when the female cop pointed her gun at the child and said “Shut up!” according to reports, forcing the girl away.
Moments later Christopher bled to death.
Both the female officer and the officer who was with her have received “paid administrative leave” as the investigation proceeds.
The boy’s family is deeply saddened.
They have set up Facebook page speaking out about the incident. Many of the boy’s friends are confused as to how this could possibly happen to a young man with so many plans for his future.”
“Prayers for his younger siblings, may they take pride in knowing what a great big brother they had, and what a great Marine he was going to be….” said one commenter.
Another commenter said, “God wrap your arms around this family in their time of grief! So sorry for your loss!”
Another young girl recounted the time when Christopher saved her family from a fire, already displaying heroism as a teenager:
“I remember at Americas best inn my mom and my sister was at the pool so was my dad and a paper towel blew in my moms candle and you helped me stop the fire. If it wasn’t for Christopher the room would of caught on fire thanks for helping me Chris.”
“I’ll never understand why or how this happened,but what i do know is you were a great friend and more than that you were family.I miss you bro and i’ll see you again when our paths cross. FLY HIGH AND PROUD!” said one of Christopher’s friends.
UPDATE (02/22/14): Cop Who Killed Christopher May be Mentally Unstable
The OP-Nat Eye has reported that Nancy Beth Daniel-Gatny is likely the officer who shot Christopher.
Her official photo was removed from the police department’s website when investigative journalists tried to find it after the killing.
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But OP-Nat Eye discovered that her profile from another website wasn’t taken down in time.
Suspicions of mentally instability have risen after her cached comment was published, wherein she alludes to a weirdo being off of medication.
She describes her office mates as believing she is “more than a little odd.”
She continues, “I can try to pep talk myself into believing that I need to focus but the little weirdo that lives inside of me, she is off her meds, dancing through the trees and singing off key at the top of her voice…”
Her police report originally accused the boy of aiming a “gun” at her.
The boy’s family and attorney says that is false, and that Christopher only had a Wii remote control used for watching a movie.