Teen Shot and Killed by Police

Tony Potts


Euharlee Police have confirmed that 17 year-old Christopher Roupe was killed over the weekend during the execution of a search warrant. Reports said that officers were executing a warrant at Eagle View Mobile Home Park when shots were fired. A GBI spokesman said that Roupe opened the door with a handgun and pointed it at officers. The officer fired one shot, striking Roupe, who was taken to Cartersville Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Reports said that Roupe was not the person wanted by the officers.

The name of the suspect who was being served was not named.

Bartow County Deputy Coroner Brian Irish reported that the teen was shot in the chest.

An autopsy is pending.

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