MELROSE - Police say a 14-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in the Bronx early this morning after the boy allegedly refused to drop a 9 mm handgun during a confrontation.
The NYPD says Shaaliver Douse was chasing after someone while carrying the handgun on East 151st Street by Courtlandt Avenue. Two responding officers indicated that they were police and told the boy to drop the weapon.
That's when an officer fired one shot, hitting Douse in the left jaw. The teen was pronounced dead.
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Quwana Barcene says her nephew was a student at Smith High School and was coming home from hanging out at a NYCHA-hosted block party at the Cortlandt Houses when he was shot. She denies that her nephew had a gun at the time of the shooting.
Family members and friends who are mourning Douse have set up a memorial at his home.