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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:19 PM

Why Was 17-Year-Old Girl Shot By Police Officer on California Freeway?

A 17-year-old California girl was shot and killed by a police officer on a freeway nearly a week ago, and officials have yet to clarify exactly what prompted the shooting.

At about 7 p.m. Friday, a Fullerton Police officer radioed that he had been involved in a shooting on the eastbound SR 91 freeway in Anaheim, Anaheim Police said in a statement.

"A female suspect was struck by gunfire and was transported to a local hospital where she later died," Anaheim police said.

The officer was not injured in the shooting. Police did not name the girl who died, citing her age, but family members identified her as Hannah Williams.

Officials said an “item appearing to be a handgun” was found at the scene.

The Orange County District Attorney’s office said in a press release Tuesday the item found was a “replica handgun designed to look identical to a Beretta 92 FS handgun.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/why-was-17-year-old-girl-shot-by-police-officer-on-california-freeway/ar-AAEbGzm?li=BBnbcA1

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Reply Why Was 17-Year-Old Girl Shot By Police Officer on California Freeway? (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Friday OP
brush Friday #1
Brother Buzz Friday #2
brush Friday #3
Brother Buzz Friday #4
A HERETIC I AM Friday #6
SouthernProgressive Friday #5
Mendocino Saturday #8
dalton99a Saturday #7
treestar Saturday #9

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:38 PM

1. Hmmmm? Hannah Williams sounds AA, and I'm betting that gun was planted.

Let's see what comes out. There are reasons this is being kept quiet.

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Response to brush (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:51 PM

2. Hmmmm? Hannah Williams doesn't look AA



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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:00 PM

3. Okay, bad guess. Case still smells though. A teen ends up dead on the freeway, much secrecy...

involved. She looks so dangerous. The cop must have feared for his life

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:18 PM

4. There doesn't appear to be much in the way of secrecy

Investigations are proceeding (including an independent one), the police officer is on administrative leave, and the parents will get answers.

This tragic event initially didn't get much news coverage for ONE simple reason: The big ass Southern California earthquake struck one hour after the shooting.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:36 PM

6. "Administrative Leave"

"I just shot an innocent person, and now I get a paid holiday"


there.......fixed it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:31 PM

5. "A female suspect was struck by gunfire"

Not making any claim about the circumstances around the shooting.

That is one hell of a way to say a female suspect was intentionally shot.

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Response to SouthernProgressive (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 01:03 PM

8. Sounds like the mayor of

Shark City. We've caught a large predator that supposedly injured some bathers.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 10:58 AM

7. Fullerton police release video of officer shooting 17-year-old girl

https://www.ocregister.com/2019/07/12/fullerton-police-release-video-of-officer-shooting-17-year-old-girl/
Fullerton police release video of officer shooting 17-year-old girl

A 17-year-old girl shot and killed by a Fullerton officer on the 91 Freeway was pointing what turned out to be a replica handgun, video of the fatal confrontation released Friday shows.

The Fullerton Police Department on Friday afternoon released the body-worn camera footage, as well as a 911 call the teen’s father made in which he reported that she had gone missing with a rental car while on medication.

An attorney for the family of Hannah Linn Williams acknowledged that the video showed her in a “shooting stance,” and said she had suffered from mental health issues. The family previously described the shooting as unjustified.

Fullerton Police Cpl. Scott Flynn, an on-duty, uniformed officer, had been driving a marked police SUV on the eastbound 91, taking his police dog to a veterinarian.

Caution – this video is graphic and there is strong language:

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 01:23 PM

9. Suicide by cop

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