A rookie police officer shot and killed a 14-year-old boy on a street early Sunday after he refused to drop his gun and pointed it at them, authorities said.
Shaaliver Douse died of a single gunshot to his jaw after the confrontation in the Melrose section of the Bronx.
Two officers with the New York Police Department were on foot patrol when they heard gunfire at around 3 a.m. The officers responded to the scene and found the boy with a 9mm handgun firing shots at a fleeing man, authorities said.
The officers identified themselves as police and ordered him to drop his weapon, authorities said.
When he pointed his gun at them, one of the officers shot him, police said. The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.
The two officers had joined the department in January.
Douse had been in trouble with the law before.