OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In a significant development, charges will be dropped against the five police officers involved in the death of 15-year-old Stavian Rodriguez. The news was confirmed by the attorney representing Rodriguez.
Rodriguez was shot and killed by Oklahoma City police in November last year after they said he tried to rob a gas station at gunpoint. The decision to drop the charges against the officers involved in the incident marks a turning point in the case, which has drawn significant attention.
During the attempted robbery, Rodriguez was locked inside the store by the clerk. When police arrived, they ordered him to come out. According to police, Rodriguez emerged with a gun in his hand. Video recorded appears to show Rodriguez holding and then dropping a gun, raising his hands, and then lowering them again before he was shot. Police stated that Rodriguez did not follow orders and his movements were considered suspicious, leading to the shooting.