Attorney: Cop Kills Teen Who Answered Door While Holding Nintendo Controller
Officer says she thought Wii controller was a firearm
Source: Kit Daniels
A 17-year-old was killed by police knocking on his door after he opened it while holding a Nintendo controller, according to the attorney of the late teen’s family.
Christopher Roupe died inside his home in Euharlee, Ga. Friday night after being shot by an officer who was attempting to serve a probation violation warrant for his father.
The police officer told the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that Roupe pointed a gun at her when he opened the door, but the family’s attorney, Cole Law, recently told WSBTV that the teenager was actually holding a Nintendo Wii controller.
“The eyewitnesses on the scene clearly state that he had a Wii controller in his hand,” he said. “He heard a knock at the door…
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