This is so sad. A 14-year-old high school freshman who has been described by friends as kind and respectful was shot and killed.
14-Year-Old Louisiana Boy Shot And Killed By Sheriff’s Deputy
A Louisiana sheriff’s deputy opened fire and killed a 14-year-old boy after responding to a report of armed suspects running into an abandoned home Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Cameron Tillman, a freshman at Ellender Memorial High School, was gunned down by a Terrebonne Parish deputy around 5:40 p.m. in Houma.
A “weapon” was found “in close proximity” to the boy’s body, but few other details were released about what led up to the shooting – or what kind of weapon the teen carried, the Houma Courier reported.
Five total people were reported entering the home on Kirkglen Loop in Terrebonne Parish. Two minors and an 18-year-old were arrested, while a fourth suspect escaped out of a back door of the abandoned home, police said.
Tillman died on the scene.
The boy was remembered as a “tremendous athlete” who lived nearby the abandoned home where he died.
Houma is about 60 miles southwest of New Orleans.
This is so messed up. According to the reports the deputy’s name is being withheld by the police department. He was also black. Neighbors say the home where the shooting happened has been vacant for over a year and local kids were often seen going in and out.