Fox News Latino
January 5, 2012

The parents of an eighth grader in Brownsville, Texas are outraged over the death of their teenage son to police bullets in what may have been a deadly misunderstanding.

15-year-old Jamie González was shot three times in a hallway at Cummings Middle School in Brownsville after a confrontation in which the police said the boy brandished— and refused to drop — what appeared to be a handgun. The weapon turned out to be a pellet gun that closely resembled the real thing, police said late Wednesday.

“Why was so much excess force used on a minor?” the boy’s father, Jaime González Sr., told The Associated Press outside the family’s home Wednesday night. “Three shots. Why not one that would bring him down?”

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