Cop Shoots Boy Who Answered The Door With a Nintendo Wii Controller

By February 21, 2014

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Officer Beth Daniel-Gatny, aka Nancy B. Gatny, of Euharlee, Georgia shot and killed 17-yr-old Christopher Roupe when he answered his door with a Nintendo Wii remote in hand. The teenage boy was about to graduate high school and wanted to join the U.S. Marines.

 

The incident occurred around 7:30 pm, when Christopher grabbed his Nintendo Wii controller to put on a movie. That’s when his family heard a knock at the front door. Christopher asked: “Who is it?” but received no response from officer Gatny, who was on the other side of the door.  When he opened the door, officer Gatny already had her gun drawn and pointed at him, according to Roupe’s aunt. 

 

The officer, who later claimed that the youth “had a handgun,” wasted no time, firing and killing Christopher as soon as the door opened.

 

Christopher’s aunt made it clear that there was no warning and no instruction to drop the Nintendo controller.

 

Both responding officers are on “paid administrative leave” as the investigation into their actions continues. The family of the victim has set up Facebook page to raise public awareness about this crime. As it turns out, the police were there about a probation issue that had nothing to do with Christopher.

 

“I’ll never understand why or how this happened,but what i do know is you were a great friend and more than that you were family.I miss you bro and i’ll see you again when our paths cross. FLY HIGH AND PROUD!” one of Christopher’s friends said on the Facebook page.

Help get the word out. Contact the Euharlee Police Department

30 Burge’s Mill Rd Euharlee, GA (770) 386-7339

SPREAD THE WORD and tell others to call the Police Department and DEMAND justice!

We can’t remain silent and allow these rogue cops to get away with criminal acts like this.

(Article by M.B. David)  Reprinted with permission from Political Blind Spot