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KOKOMO, Ind. (June 15, 2015)– Just days after Friday’s shooting inside Casey’s General Store in Kokomo, officers are trying to wrap their heads around what led a 17-year-old girl to rob the store at gunpoint.
“The officer identified himself and ordered the female to drop the weapon at which time the female pointed the weapon at the officer. The officer then fired two shots,” said Major Brian Seldon with the Kokomo Police Department.
A 10-year Kokomo police veteran, Officer Roy Smith, was put in a position to save his life and the people who witnessed the tragedy.
“We have a split second decision to make out here on the street therefore if we feel the threat is toward the officer or threat toward a witness or individual we have to make a decision whether to use deadly force or not,” said Seldon.
Police have not identified…
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