Family still doesn’t know why a California officer fatally shot their 17-year-old daughter


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It's been several days since the California teen encountered a Fullerton police officer while driving in the nearby city of Anaheim. At some point, Hannah's car and the officer's police SUV "made physical contact," the Orange County District Attorney's office said. "An officer-involved shooting occurred and a replica Beretta 92 FS handgun was recovered at the scene next to" the teen, the DA's office said. "The gun was later identified as a replica handgun designed to look like a real Beretta 92 FS."Hannah was taken to a hospital, where she later died. That was Friday. Authorities have not provided any more details about what prompted the shooting. "We want to know why police felt the need to shoot and kill a 17 year old unarmed teen girl," Hannah's father Benson Williams said. The replica gun found near Hannah did not have a bright orange tip, as required by federal law, that would indicate it was fake gun.But the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, speaking on behalf of the family, said it's not clear whether the fake gun was Hannah's.

It started with a trip to the veterinarian

The Fullerton officer, who was not publicly identified, was driving in Anaheim to take his police K-9 partner to the veterinarian, the district attorney's office said. "He observed a 17-year-old female driver, who was also eastbound on the 91 Freeway at a high rate of speed, near Glassell Avenue" the DA's office said. "At some point, the two vehicles made physical contact. An officer-involved shooting occurred and a replica Beretta 92 FS handgun was recovered at the scene next to the female." The shooting took place on the 91 Freeway in Anaheim, southeast of Los Angeles.Anaheim police, along with the county district attorney's office, are investigating the shooting because it happened within Anaheim city limits. Fullerton police are investigating whether itsRead More – Source