14-year-old Louisiana teen killed by police
A 14-year-old boy is dead after an encounter with Louisiana police.
The incident happened in Terrebonne Parish after deputies were called to the scene just before 6 p.m. pm on Tuesday.
Louisiana State Police Trooper Evan Harrell said what happened exactly is under investigation, but state police confirmed that the 14-year-old was fatally shot. He said a weapon was recovered “in close proximity” to the 14-year-old’s body.
The incident, according to Harrell, began with a 911 call around 6 p.m. with a caller informing police that several suspects ran into a house with weapons on Kirkglen Loop.
While it was a Terrebonne deputy who responded to the scene, “We actually took over the investigation due to the officer-involved shooting,” Harrell said. “What transpired on the scene is being processed right now, … and because the officer and the 14-year-old deserve a thorough investigation.”
Three suspects are in custody — two juveniles and an 18-year-old, Harrell said. A fifth suspect escaped out the rear of the residence, according to the deputy’s initial statement. Harrell said the home was abandoned at the time.
[…] Andre Tillman, Cameron’s brother, was inside the abandoned house at the time of the shooting. He said somebody knocked on the door. “My little brother thought somebody was just clowning, because somebody is always clowning by the door. He opened (it) and the man just shot him. He didn’t have nothing in his hand.”
Relatives identified the teen as Cameron Tillman. They say he was shot four or five times in the back. The shooting took place at a run-down brick home that had been vacant for over a year.
The investigation is ongoing.
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