SMH: Seattle Cop Guns Down Man Hours Before Graduation After Mistaking Pen For A Weapon

- By Bossip Staff


Tommy Le Killed Before Graduation

Another sad death has occurred in Washington state at the hands of police.

A Seattle man who was just hours away from walking across the stage at graduation was gunned down by a police officer. Tommy Le, 20, was set to graduate from Career Link’s alternative high school on June 14. Unfortunately, he never made it to the ceremony because a King County Sheriff’s deputy gunned him down.

According to The Seattle Times, Le was fatally shot last week after he reportedly made a stabbing motion at a homeowner’s door before charging at deputies.

Officers thought Le was holding a knife when he approached them but later confirmed that it was only a pen. The Times also adds that the department won’t release a photo of the pen and did not have dashboard or body cameras.

Just two weeks ago a Seattle police officer killed pregnant mom Charleena Lyles for “approaching them with a knife.”

What do YOU think about this second death at the hands of Seattle police?

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