A teen reported to be carrying a military-style rifle was shot and killed by Tarpon Springs Police officers Saturday night.
According to a police report, several calls reported a person was walking down Pinellas Avenue near the intersection with Tarpon Avenue, pointing a gun at cars driving by. Around 9:27 p.m., officers arrived at the intersection, and the person pointed the gun at officers and at several occupied cars on the road. Officers then fired, striking the teen several times, according to the police report.
The report said once the teen had been shot, officers began administering first aid before the man was transported to Bayonet Point Hospital. He was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney’s Office are actively investigating this case. The officers involved and the teen who died were not immediately identified.
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