Worst One Yet: Five Oklahoma City cops face first-degree manslaughter (max sentence 4 years)

charges for shooting dead an armed 15-year-old boy after firing at him 13 TIMES when he 'tried to rob a gas station'

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  • Surveillance video appears to show Stavian Rodriguez attempting to cooperate with police when he was shot by cops
  • Oklahoma City police were responding to reports of an attempted armed robbery at a convenience store on November 23
  • Rodriguez was shot 13 times after dropping his gun and then appearing to put his hand in his pocket 
  • The officers who have been charged after firing lethal rounds are: Bethany Sears, Jared Barton, Corey Adams, John Skuta and Brad Pemberton 
  • A sixth officer, Sarah Carli, was the first to fire a ‘less-lethal’ weapon and will not be charged 

Five Oklahoma City police officers were charged on Wednesday with first-degree manslaughter after a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in November while allegedly attempting to rob a convenience store.

Stavian Rodriguez was shot 13 times by officers responding to reports of an attempted armed robbery at a convenience store on November 23.

Surveillance video obtained by KOCO appears to show Rodriguez attempting to cooperate with police when he was shot.

‘Show us your hands, sir. Nobody has to get hurt,’ cops tell Rodriguez over a speaker.

Rodriguez is seen climbing out of the drive-thru window with his hands raised, as cops scream: ‘Hands!’

The boy then slowly moves his hand to his waistband and lifts his shirt to show cops that he is removing the weapon tucked into his jeans.

‘Get face down on the ground,’ cops order as Rodriguez removes the weapon and drops it to the floor.

‘Oh, don’t do that!’ a male officer says to the kid as a female cop orders him to get on the ground and ‘drop it.’

Rodriguez then reaches in his pocket in what appears to be an attempt to remove something else, as cops scream and multiple gun fire shots are heard.

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Video footage shows Stavian Rodriguez attempting to cooperate with police when he was shot

The boy lifts his shirt to show cops that he is removing the weapon tucked into his jeans.

Rodriguez removes a weapon from his waistband and drops it to the floor

Rodriguez then reaches in his pocket in what appears to be an attempt to remove something else, as cops scream and multiple gun fire shots are heard.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. That sure as hell wasn’t pretty, however bringing a weapon to a robbery elevates the tension of the situation. The clerk who was working her minimum wage job at the convenience store may not agree your Lead-In “the worst one ever”. I can understand why the 17 year old accomplice could be charged with murder as well. Accidents happen, armed robbery is not an accident. Armed insurrections are not accidents either.

  2. Wow charged the other robber with the murder, while the police who actually killed him charged with manslaughter. Our system is so messed up.

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