In a tragic incident, Police in U.S ended up killing a 17-year-old girl after a police officer in the Fullerton area of Orange County in California State mistook a fake gun as real.
California police released a body-camera footage documenting of an officer fatally shooting the 17-year-old victim Hannah Williams dead.
Updated Press Release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office regarding the Fullerton PD Officer Involved Shooting that occurred in Anaheim on Friday, July 5, 2019. pic.twitter.com/Kxu3bo8MQm
— FullertonPD PIO (@FPDPIO) July 9, 2019
The video footage does not clearly show what exactly occurred in the moment when the girl was shot, as the camera did not capture the audio of the firing.
According to reports, The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has said the fake gun “designed to look identical to a Beretta 92 FS handgun” was found next to the girl.
The footage further Williams laying on the ground crying for help and moaning and repeating, “I can’t breathe.”
When asked by the office that where she was hit, Williams responds, “my chest.” She was declared brought dead at the hospital.
Police also released part of a 911 call to Anaheim police that Williams’ father, Benson Williams, made about 90 minutes after she was shot.
Oblivious of the incident, the victim’s father says that his daughter, who has been taking antidepressants, took the family rental car without consent and had been missing for 3 hours.
The dispatcher asks whether he is afraid that she may hurt herself.
“I am”, father answers back.
Lee Merritt, an attorney for the family, said the teenager had struggled with mental health concerns for more than a year but had been taking her medication and had been at a high point that day