Rock Hill police were justified in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Yvette Williams, who pointed a realistic looking BB gun at them before she was shot, York County Solicitor Kevin Brackett in a news conference today.
According to the Rock Hill Herald, video and photos shown that Williams raised the gun at officers first and didn’t surrender. Police say she had just used the gun to commit armed robbery.
Reports say the dark BB gun looked like a .9mm pistol.
“They responded to a highly charged, emotional life-and-death situation,” Brackett was quoted as saying. “A police officer’s job is not back down.”
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating.