LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A black teenager pointed a BB gun that looked like a handgun at police before he was fatally shot by officers outside an emergency youth center in eastern Arkansas, a prosecutor said in announcing no charges would be filed against the officers.
Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington on Wednesday released body camera footage that shows 16-year-old Aries Clark was holding and raising what appeared to be a pistol on July 25 outside East Arkansas Youth Services in Marion.
The officers "ordered, cajoled, encouraged and begged" Clark to get rid of the gun, Ellington wrote in a letter to the head of Arkansas State Police, which investigated the shooting.
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