14-year-old Shaaliver Douse was shot and killed early Sunday by New York police after he reportedly did not drop his gun when ordered.
Officers say they heard gunshots then witnessed Shaaliver Douse chasing another male down a street in the South Bronx. Douse was shot with a 9-millimeter semi-automatic handgun as he ran.
The officers, who were in uniform, say they identified themselves as police and ordered Douse to drop his gun. After failing to drop his gun, the 14-year-old was hit in his lower left jaw by a single shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Back in May of this year, Douse was accused of attempted murder in connection with the shooting and wounding of a 15-year-old. Charges were later dropped after the victim and a witness stopped cooperating with the police.