14 Dashcam Video Of Crystal Police Shooting Involving Suicidal Teen - Four Officers Cleared
Khaleel Thompson, the 18-year-old shot by police in Crystal, Minnesota in May, had dared police officers to kill him on multiple occasions, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. Freeman announced no charges would be filed against officers who fired more dozens of shots at Thompson at short range, hitting him three times, once in the head. Thompson survived, but required a lengthy stay in a hospital, where a bullet was removed from his brain. The teenager, who had a history of schizophrenia and depression, had inspired 911 calls in St. Louis Park and Crystal on four different occasions. In each instance, Thompson was suicidal, and each time he lamented that police had not killed him. At the time of the shooting, Thompson was holding an airsoft BB gun, which was sometimes pointing at officers when they found him walking in a field after a report of a black man with a gun.