Euharlee Teen Killed in Officer-Invol...

Euharlee Teen Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

There are 268 comments on the Patch.com story from Feb 15, 2014, titled Euharlee Teen Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting. In it, Patch.com reports that:

A teenager was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting Friday night in Euharlee.

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father

Cartersville, GA

#1 Feb 15, 2014
Very sad.
Well

Rome, GA

#2 Feb 16, 2014
What's the rest of the story?
Rolling stone Malone

United States

#4 Feb 16, 2014
We won't know the whole story, because the chief refuses to talk to the media.
Just curious

Cartersville, GA

#5 Feb 16, 2014
From a family member:
First let me introduce myself. My name is Renee Vance. Christopher Wayne Roupe is my nephew . This Bartow County Scanner Page keeps posting things so I'm gonna put some facts on here to clear up some things. Let's start with James Hobbs. You are not Christophers stepfather. You dated his mom for a while and that's that. So stop with this bullshit claiming to be a member of our family. You are not nor ever was and I'm really tired of seeing those lies. Second of all there were no drugs involved. The Euharlee police dept went to serve a violation of probation warrant for a misdemeanor. I have gone over and over this story with the two siblings of Christopher and there was not BB gun pulled on the officer. Christopher had gotten up to put in a movie and had the wii remote in his hand so that he could start the movie. There was a knock on the door and Christopher said who is it. No one answered him so he opened the door with the wii remote still in his hand. The female officer already had her gun drew and saw the remote , assumed it was a weapon and shot my nephew in the chest. She never said put down your weapon she just shot. The male officer told the female officer to put her gun away because it was only a remote control. She didn't. Christophers little sister started towards Christopher because he had already fell to the floor so this female officer pointed her gun at my niece who by the way is 13 Years old and told her to shut up and stay where she was. I have friends that are cops and I respect the law but this was a murder. My poor niece and nephew are still very shaken up over this and I'm not sure if they will ever recover. My sister is a basket case and I can't begin to fathom the pain she is in. As far as him living in a trailer park..... really you assholes are just profiling this child because of where he lived. I'm so relieved that being poor is now grounds to shoot a child.I'm sure Christopher would have chosen to live in a nice subdivision and had a perfectly normal life however that just wasn't the hand he was dealt. This young man had his life planned out so that his future children would have a better life and to all the judgmental assholes who just keep posting shit on here about my poor deceased nephew. STOP. Until you know what happened for sure you are just hurting my family and that's a bunch of shit. Christopher did not have a gun BB or other wise. There was an airsoft toy gun in the house but it was not in his hand. I'm gonna see that ther is justice for my nephew because he was murdered. It was not self defense unless this officer thinks a wii remote control can be considered a deadly weapon. The fact of the matter is this female officer made a bad call and killed a 17 year old boy and I hope she pays for what she done. She has cause irreparable damage to my family. I love you Christopher and may you rest in peace. You will forever be in our hearts!!!!!!!!!!
Esquire

United States

#6 Feb 16, 2014
Just curious wrote:
From a family member:
First let me introduce myself. My name is Renee Vance. Christopher Wayne Roupe is my nephew . This Bartow County Scanner Page keeps posting things so I'm gonna put some facts on here to clear up some things. Let's start with James Hobbs. You are not Christophers stepfather. You dated his mom for a while and that's that. So stop with this bullshit claiming to be a member of our family. You are not nor ever was and I'm really tired of seeing those lies. Second of all there were no drugs involved. The Euharlee police dept went to serve a violation of probation warrant for a misdemeanor. I have gone over and over this story with the two siblings of Christopher and there was not BB gun pulled on the officer. Christopher had gotten up to put in a movie and had the wii remote in his hand so that he could start the movie. There was a knock on the door and Christopher said who is it. No one answered him so he opened the door with the wii remote still in his hand. The female officer already had her gun drew and saw the remote , assumed it was a weapon and shot my nephew in the chest. She never said put down your weapon she just shot. The male officer told the female officer to put her gun away because it was only a remote control. She didn't. Christophers little sister started towards Christopher because he had already fell to the floor so this female officer pointed her gun at my niece who by the way is 13 Years old and told her to shut up and stay where she was. I have friends that are cops and I respect the law but this was a murder. My poor niece and nephew are still very shaken up over this and I'm not sure if they will ever recover. My sister is a basket case and I can't begin to fathom the pain she is in. As far as him living in a trailer park..... really you assholes are just profiling this child because of where he lived. I'm so relieved that being poor is now grounds to shoot a child.I'm sure Christopher would have chosen to live in a nice subdivision and had a perfectly normal life however that just wasn't the hand he was dealt. This young man had his life planned out so that his future children would have a better life and to all the judgmental assholes who just keep posting shit on here about my poor deceased nephew. STOP. Until you know what happened for sure you are just hurting my family and that's a bunch of shit. Christopher did not have a gun BB or other wise. There was an airsoft toy gun in the house but it was not in his hand. I'm gonna see that ther is justice for my nephew because he was murdered. It was not self defense unless this officer thinks a wii remote control can be considered a deadly weapon. The fact of the matter is this female officer made a bad call and killed a 17 year old boy and I hope she pays for what she done. She has cause irreparable damage to my family. I love you Christopher and may you rest in peace. You will forever be in our hearts!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you and well said. Our condolence to your family!
Marie

Rome, GA

#7 Feb 16, 2014
If that's the truth, then that is truly tragic.
Just curious

Cartersville, GA

#8 Feb 16, 2014
It seems by the comments on here that on another site reference has been made to the fact that the 17-year old was living in a trailer and that somehow made him less of a person. Just for the record, my cousin with whom I grew up lived in a trailer most of his adult life. When he died a couple years ago he had in his bank account(s) over $750,000 cash and a quite nice retirement check arriving each month. You have to accept the fact that to some people a big house is not a priority. Tom could have had one of the finer homes in the little city in which he lived but it was just not a priority to him. He was quite happy right where he was. I lived in one for most of my undergraduate and graduate work at UGA. Living in a trailer is not an indication that you're less than someone else, it merely indicates that at this point in life your income is insufficient to afford more or that your priorities at the time are not a house. Let's not degrade people because they're young and have not yet amassed the money to buy a home or their priorities are other than ours. The loss of this young man's life was a tragedy, no less than had his father been a doctor or judge here in town. It is the senseless loss of a human life, a life that was yet to be lived. Who knows what potential was in this young man? Recognize the human tragedy here and forego your snobbery and moral judgments based solely on where he lived. That's so uncalled for.
Why come

United States

#9 Feb 16, 2014
I used to be very supportive of our pd until it changed a couple a few years ago. When Dwayne was chief they kept the same steady crew in there in there all the time. A good professional bunch. Since this Clayton county man took over, it's been a a constant revolving door of different officers. Now, we get a tradgey like this. I hope one ain't got nothing to do with the other, and this might've happened no matter what police would've been there. But there ain't been nothing but trouble since Dwayne left.
WoW

Decatur, GA

#10 Feb 16, 2014
Once the emotion of it all is removed, the fact still remain.
An Euharlee officer shot and killed a teenager.
The officer is liable for her actions.
The city officials in charge are responsible for their employee.

This does not need to be covered up or dismissed.
rnchhhos

Cartersville, GA

#11 Feb 16, 2014
Renee, I used to hang around with Patches and Lea when we were teens. I am very sorry for your family's loss.
Good People still around

Cartersville, GA

#12 Feb 16, 2014
I am so sorry for this Tradegy, I feel for this young man and his family, and all my family feels this way. We do not know these people, but it has hurt Strangers Toooo. God Bless this Family and my thoughts are with them.
Good People still around

Cartersville, GA

#13 Feb 16, 2014
She does not need to be a Cop if she is that fearfull and trigger happy..............
HaHa

Fayetteville, GA

#14 Feb 16, 2014
Before judgement maybe y'all should wait for the final investigation. Pointing fingers before you know everything doesn't make much sense now does it . For those who said the police chief did not make a statement well I guess you can't read because his statement was in the paper. Better go back to school
BLADERUNNER

Marietta, GA

#15 Feb 16, 2014
I understand he lost to much blood before the EMT's arrived. And he was shot in the shoulder & not in the chest.. I'll bet it already, "ONE CALL, THATS ALL" time.
Skinny

Cartersville, GA

#16 Feb 16, 2014
sugar girl wrote:
Was it a white person? Probably a racist teabagger family
I hope so
^^Wow. Personally, I could care less whether the 17 year was white, black or somewhere in between. And, I couldn't care less about your race either...BUT I do care about OUR values. Please take a moment & look at what your words say about your values and remember, that your values affect your choices AND your choices affect all around you...regardless of race or political affiliation.
HaHa

Woodstock, GA

#17 Feb 16, 2014
Good People still around wrote:
She does not need to be a Cop if she is that fearfull and trigger happy..........
So if a gun was pointed at you you wouldn't be fearful. Disagree anyone with a brain would be fearful with a gun pointed at them. Hard to see if it's real or not when it's dark outside.
Look here

Manchester, GA

#18 Feb 16, 2014
It was not a gun and it was inside. I guess this is what happens when the city manager runs the police department. Let's go for first degree murder charges here and that's not bad enough.
Shaw woodsman

Rome, GA

#19 Feb 16, 2014
No, this what happens when you have a dept that constantly hires officers that can't get jobs any where else.
Cartersville Citizen

Atlanta, GA

#20 Feb 16, 2014
Shaw woodsman wrote:
No, this what happens when you have a dept that constantly hires officers that can't get jobs any where else.
Some of the LE have no business enforcing the law little alone toting a good. A few bad apples make so many good LE look bad.

It starts at the leadership rank in my book!

This is another very sad situation due to bad judgement and yes it is another murder!

The New D.A. makes the next move. Ball is in her court. Her husband runs the new Euharlee sports complex now.
Values

Atlanta, GA

#21 Feb 16, 2014
Skinny wrote:
<quoted text>
^^Wow. Personally, I could care less whether the 17 year was white, black or somewhere in between. And, I couldn't care less about your race either...BUT I do care about OUR values. Please take a moment & look at what your words say about your values and remember, that your values affect your choices AND your choices affect all around you...regardless of race or political affiliation.
Values that is is exactly it my friend. Below is a link of our current values.

Not only was ths case botched but BCSO and the past D.A. Also botched Milsap sons case
http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/22068485/pare ...
http://cartersville.patch.com/groups/politics ...
The blog comments at the bottom of this story very enlightening

Our community has got to make it clear no more

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