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Pending approvalOriginal post by Luke Plunkett on Kotaku

Kid Shot Dead By Cops, Witnesses Say He Was Holding Wii Remote

Kid Shot Dead By Cops, Witnesses Say He Was Holding Wii Remote

Police say that 17 year-old Christopher Roupe was shot and killed because he answered the door pointing a gun. Everyone except the Police say he opened the door holding a Wii Remote.

Roupe was shot and killed last Friday night when Police arrived to serve his father a probation violation warrant. He opened the door and was shot in the chest.

Police claim he was holding a gun, something the Roupe family's lawyer disputes. "We don't know where that statement came from", he told Atlanta's WSB-TV. "The eyewitnesses on the scene clearly state that he had a Wii controller in his hand. He heard a knock at the door. He asked who it was, there was no response so he opened the door and upon opening the door he was immediately shot in the chest."

Attorney: Teen was shot for having Wii controller in hand [WSB-TV]

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