Fatal cop-involved shooting in Buffalo

October 25, 2008 11:22:11 AM PDT
A Buffalo teenager is dead after he allegedly tried to rob an off-duty police officer. Police say 15-year-old Kelvin Rodolph walked up to Officer Lamar McCulley and demanded his valuables outside a minimart early Friday, threatening him with what appeared to be a semiautomatic handgun. They say McCulley then pulled his own weapon and shot the teen dead.

It turned out the weapon Rodolph allegedly pointed at the officer was a BB gun, but authorities say their initial investigation finds that the use of deadly force appears to have been justified.

Police say the 26-year-old officer - now on administrative leave pending further investigation - had just finished his shift and bought a soda at the minimart's pass through window when the teen approached.

Information from: The Buffalo News.

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