Jaime Gonzalez, Brownsville eighth grader, shot and killed by police – had pelletgun
A student brings a gun and a knife to school and bad things happen.
The 15 year-old kid behaved like he had a death wish, even pointing the gun at the police, which turned out to be a pellet gun.
Below is the official press release:
Earlier today, Brownsville Police responded to a call of a
suspect with a gun at Cummings Middle School. Officers
arrived and encountered a male subject in the main hallway
next to the administration offices brandishing a handgun. The
officers gave numerous commands for the suspect to drop the
weapon. All commands were ignored by suspect and he
pointed the weapon at the officers. Both officers fired their
weapons, hitting the suspect two times.
The student was identified as Jaime Gonzalez, 15 years of age,
and was an 8th grade student at Cummings Middle School. He
was taken to Valley Baptist Medical Center where he was
pronounced dead at 9:15 am. The weapon used by the suspect
is a CO2 .177 caliber pellet pistol and is similar to a Glock type
semi-automatic handgun. The preliminary investigation
indicates that the suspect assaulted a student prior to the
officers’ arrival and made statements to witnesses that he was
going to engage the officers with the weapon.
Check out a slideshow of photos over at the Brownsville Herald: http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/sections/slideshow/?id=11702084