““And now he’s fighting for his life because the police officer didn’t take a second to think or identify himself,” said Crawford.<br><br>Hayden says the officer, a 10-year veteran of the force, was wearing a police vest and fired shots after Leachman turned towards them with gun in his hand. However, Leachman’s relatives have a different version of what happened.<br><br>“They didn’t find it on him. They found it in the parking lot he got shot at,” Crawford said.<br><br>Crawford said he could not have been facing the officer.<br><br>“You can’t really say that he posed a threat to you if the evidence proves that he was shot from behind. How do you justify that?” “

"“And now he’s fighting for his life because the police officer didn’t take a second to think or identify himself,” said Crawford.

Hayden says the officer, a 10-year veteran of the force, was wearing a police vest and fired shots after Leachman turned towards them with gun in his hand. However, Leachman’s relatives have a different version of what happened.

“They didn’t find it on him. They found it in the parking lot he got shot at,” Crawford said.

Crawford said he could not have been facing the officer.

“You can’t really say that he posed a threat to you if the evidence proves that he was shot from behind. How do you justify that?” "

Family of teen shot by officer Wednesday questions police account of what happened

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) - The family of a 15-year-old that was shot by an officer in north St. Louis on Wednesday is questioning the police account of what happened.
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