A 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a Maryland State Police trooper was an honor student who loved cooking with his mother and spirited political debates at the family dinner table, the teenager's relatives said Wednesday
Investigators determined(CLAIMED) that Ham had an airsoft gun and a knife and pointed the replica toy gun at the trooper, who was responding to a pair of 911 calls, ACCORDING to State Police Superintendent Woodrow Jones III.
The trooper who shot Peyton Ham responded ALONE.
The first caller, a man, said he thought that the suspiciously acting(SHOOTING CANS) “guy” had a gun, Jones said, adding, “The dispatcher asked for his location, but the call was disconnected."
The second 911 caller also said he saw a “guy” acting suspiciously(SHOOTING CANS) and thought he had a gun, according to the superintendent. That caller gave a street address for the suspicious person but hung up without giving a name, according to Jones.
“Peyton dreamed of attending a 4 year university to obtain an undergraduate degree, and move on to pre-law, with the ultimate dream of being an elected Senator or Delegate, to represent his home state of Maryland,” the statement says.
Maryland State Police troopers DON'T WEAR BODY CAMS.https://news.yahoo.com/mother-teen-killed-trooper-mourns-174656770.html