A 17-year-old Florida boy was shot and killed by police after he turned what witnesses called a “military-style rifle” on officers. The gun turned out to be an airsoft rifle..
..officers received 911 calls Saturday night about someone waving a rifle at cars driving past the downtown intersection. Two officers responded and ran toward the suspect..
The teenager then lifted the weapon to his shoulder, charged it and took aim at the officers, who were hiding behind a car, according to Young.
“The two officers, in fear for theirs and the lives of others, fired multiple rounds each at the subject,” the police chief said.