The 15-year-old Torrey Pines High School student who was shot and killed by officers Saturday after drawing a BB gun left a suicide note, police said Monday.
The San Diego Police Department said in a statement that during an autopsy following the shooting, a suicide note was found in the teenage boy’s jacket pocket.
“The note indicates the decedent planned the incident that resulted in his death,” the department said in a statement.
Police received a call at 3:30 a.m. Saturday asking for them to check on a teenager standing in front of the school. The caller was later identified as the teenager.
When two officers arrived at the school, the teenager drew what was later identified as a BB gun. The officers drew their weapons while repeatedly telling him to drop his gun.
He began walking toward the officers, at which point they both fired, striking him numerous times.
The officers administered first aid, and the teenager was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The involved officers were identified Monday as Gilbert Flores, who is a 28-year veteran, and Kai Johnson, a four-year veteran.
The teenager’s name will not be released due to his age.
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