Louisiana Police had no choice but to shoot a 14-year-old black kid four times in the back today.
The backstory started after Louisiana State Police were called to investigate reports of several black teenagers playing around an abandoned house in Houma Village.
The first deputy who entered the home allegedly pulled his gun and immediately shot a boy in the back 4 times. Police claim that when they investigated the scene, that there was a gun laying next to the boy’s body. The family of course is in disagreement to the story the police are putting out.
The family of the boy, who was identified him as 14-year-old as Cameron Tillman, said that he was “shot four or five times in the back,” according to WWLTV.
Tillman’s brother, Andre, said that his brother heard a knock at the door of the abandoned home and opened it because he thought it was a joke.
“My little brother thought somebody was just clowning, because somebody is always clowning by the door,” Andre Tillman recalled. “He opened [it] and the man just shot him. He didn’t have nothing in his hand.”
Tillman’s aunt told WWLTV that her nephew would never have been holding a gun.
“He wouldn’t even hold a BB gun,” she said. “That’s the type of kid he was. He wouldn’t hold a BB gun, better yet, a water gun. But to have a real gun and apparently point it at a cop or something? No.”
Michael Legarde, one of Cameron Tillman’s teachers at Ellender High School, noted that the teen had taken off a year from playing sports to focus on his studies.
With tension only simmering down after the Ferguson shooting incident, this case could cause another volatile explosion of emotion.