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Cop on scene 70 seconds before shooting and killing teen in front of parents

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A NC teen who suffered from a schizophrea was shot and killed in front of his parents who called the authorities to help restrain their child.

The officer was only on the scene around 70 seconds before he fired the fatal shot. The officer has since been placed on paid administrative leave.

The State Bureau of Investigation is probing the officer that filed the fatal shot.

Kenith Vidal's parents said the 18 year old was having an episode. He was mentally ill, and they had to call authorities because he had a small screwdriver that he was threatening his mother with.

There were two other officers on the scene who had the boy subdued after tazing him several times, but the third offices stated "we don't have time for this" before the situation turned deadly. He went on to shoot between the other two officers and struck the boy with the shot that ultimately led to his death.

He then called dispatch saying he fired out of self defense.

Wilsey said, "There was no reason to shoot this kid; they killed my son in cold blood. We called for help and they killed my son."

A news conference was held by the Southport Police Department where the family showed up carrying signs. They had not been invited to attend the conference.

They say that Vidal was barley 18 years old, only 90 pounds and to top it off they just got finished burring their daughter who died in an auto accident.

His mother asked, "Where is the justice, why did they shoot my son?" She went on in saying, "this is what's wrong with our mental health system."

Neighbors have all said that the boy was "harmless to others" though he did have a mental disorder.

He would have graduated in the Spring from high school and just finished celebrating getting his drivers licenses.

The family is demanding answers. They feel their son was outright murdered and further investigations are ongoing into the shooting.



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