Boy Shot Dead by Cop for Holding a Wii Remote, Police Claim it was a Gun
Sometimes the news I come across make me wonder what kind of a world we live in; isn’t anywhere safe? For instance this 17 year old boy who, unluckily, answered a doorbell while holding a Wii Remote in his hand, and ended up dead at the hands of the police.
According to the Georgia based family’s attorney, Cole Law, the kid named Christopher Roupe was about to watch a movie on his console when the doorbell rang and went to answer it while holding the Wii-Mote in his hand.
The policewoman who shot him had come to their home to serve a warrant for the child’s father but instead shot the kid thinking that he was holding a gun.
“The eyewitnesses on the scene clearly state that he had a Wii controller in his hand,” says Law, “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.”
He doesn’t know who has given the statement about the kid holding a gun, while on the other hand, the police have refused to confirm whether they actually found a weapon on the deceased or not.
The officer who shot Christopher is on an administrative leave and could not be reached for a comment.
It is tragic and totally incomprehensible how a mere remote controller (see image below) could be confused with a gun.