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Alabama Teen Shot by Athens Police Dies After Armed Confrontation

ATHENS, Ala (WDNews) – On Saturday around 2:15 p.m., Athens police were called to Elles Drive following reports of a teenager acting violently and threatening his family with weapons. According to local media, a 15-year-old male was shot by police during the incident and has since died.

Police reported that upon their arrival, the teen began throwing knives at officers while moving through different rooms of the house. The situation escalated when the teenager allegedly pointed a rifle at the officers. In response, one officer fired a single shot.

Officers on the scene immediately administered first aid until emergency medical personnel arrived. Despite receiving medical treatment, the teen later succumbed to his injuries.