The shooting of Shaaliver appeared to fall within the guidelines for using deadly force, police officials said.
...some in Shaaliver’s neighborhood, including the boy’s aunt, Quwana Barcene, 35, .... compared her nephew to Trayvon Martin in Florida.
“Him, Trayvon Martin, it’s never going to end,” she said.
“A child. Fourteen years old. Fourteen years old. Gone. Shot in the head. By police.”
At Shaaliver’s housing project, the Gouverneur Morris II Houses, his friends gathered to support his parents.
“This is unreal, how the police get away with murder,” his aunt, Ms. Barcene, said. “They get away with murder.”And what was this little innocent doing at the time? Was he wandering home with his pop and his sweeties like the Blessed St Trayvon?
Just after 3 a.m. on Sunday, the pop of gunshots cut through the air.
Two rookie police officers — barely a month out of the Police Academy, and now on foot patrol in the Bronx — hurried toward the sound.
They headed east on East 151st Street to find a chase unfolding, one person running down the middle of the street, another following with a handgun. The officers ordered the second figure to drop his gun. Instead, another shot rang out. One of the officers fired a single shot. The bullet struck the gunman in his lower left jaw, killing him.Not was it his only brush with the law:
...court records showed he had been caught with a gun at least once before; his last brush with the law involved his arrest on a charge of attempted murder, after a rival gang member was shot in May.
All this, the police said, at age 14.Doesn't seem as if the police are getting away with murder. It does seem, though, as if Shaaliver fully expected to...