Teen With Toy Gun Gets Shot In The Face By Off-Duty Officer

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Teen with toy water gun in TikTok trend killed by off-duty jail officer, police say – The Washington Post

A New York City Corrections officer was arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in the Bronx. The victim was using a bead blaster gun when he was shot.

Raymond Chaluisant, 18, was shot in the face by Dion Middleton, a corrections officer, in the Bronx. A toy gun featured in a recent TikTok trend may have played a role in Chaluisant’s death.

The shooting occurred after an altercation about the toy gun in the teen’s possession, police said. The teen was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

New York City Correction Commissioner Louis A. Molina said the officer will be suspended without pay if the charges are true.

Middleton worked at the department’s firing range in Rodman’s Neck in the Bronx, according to a department spokesman. He was arrested at the gun range Thursday afternoon and made incriminating statements to investigators.

The New York Police Department even issued a warning against the use of these plastic guns for additional safety measures.

Investigators are still searching for surveillance video of the shooting, and the NYPD said bead blasters are illegal in New York City. They are also trying to determine where the shooting took place.

For more information on this story, consider the news outlets listed below.

  1. Teen with toy water gun in TikTok trend killed by off-duty jail officer, police say  The Washington Post
  2. NYPD correction officer charged in fatal shooting in the Bronx  CBS New York
  3. Bronx teen playing with toy water gun fatally shot by correction officer: NYPD  New York Daily News
  4. N.Y.C. Jail Officer Charged With Killing Teenager While Off Duty  The New York Times
  5. NYC correction officer busted for fatal shooting of teen in the Bronx  New York Post
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