- Unarmed teen shot dead by US police (PressTV, Nov 8, 2013):
On Monday, police in Iowa shot dead an unarmed teenager after a family dispute, and his relatives are now demanding answers.
According to The Associated Press, Tyler Comstock, 19, of Boone, was fatally shot the morning of Nov. 4 after a car chase with police ended on Iowa State University’s Central Campus.
Explaining how the teen found himself in a face-off with police, Comstock’s family says that the events of that fateful morning had been triggered by an argument between the young man and his father.
“He just wanted a pack of cigarettes, and his dad wouldn’t buy him a pack of cigarettes and he freaked out,” the teen’s mother, Shari Comstock, told the Iowa State Daily.
After the feud, Comstock reportedly got into his father’s car and took off.
That’s when his dad, James Comstock, decided to call the police to report his vehicle stolen.
“He took off with my truck. I call the police, and they kill him,” James Comstock told the Des Moines Register. It is believed that the truck belonged to the lawn care company for which the father and son both worked.
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