NC Officer Indicted For Shooting Mentally Ill Teen

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by WCCB Charlotte

Boiling Springs Lakes, NC -- A North Carolina police officer who shot and killed a mentally ill teen has been indicted on voluntary manslaughter charges.

The shooting happened in Brunswick County, near the coast.

The 19-year-old had a schizophrenic episode and threatened his mom with a screwdriver.

Family says the teen calmed down once officers got there until a third showed up and shot him.

The officer says the teen was fighting back.

 

 

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