It was the gun’s fault.
Authorities in Florida have arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with a shooting that left one victim dead and another in critical condition.
Reports for the shooting at the 11000 block of Lynmoor Drive in Riverview, Florida, came in on Saturday afternoon at the same time that emergency dispatchers received calls detailing a young male suspect running through the neighborhood with a handgun, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they contacted the suspect, who repeatedly pointed the gun to his head and threatened to shoot himself, authorities said.
The deputies then began de-escalation tactics and negotiated with the suspect for 16 minutes, ultimately convincing him to lower his weapon, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister told reporters during a news conference.
When the teen attempted to retrieve the weapon again, deputies shot him in the hand with a rubber bullet, Chronister said.
“They used their remarkable intuition and expertise to determine this suspect was not looking to harm them, but was contemplating suicide,” Chronister said of the deputies’ actions.
Can you imagine reading this and then thinking “it could be anyone from any race!”
That’s how liberals supposedly think. I’m not sure if I believe it.
If they do admit it’s a black, they’ll say they did it because of racism and that the gun shot itself.