Deadly "Wii Shooting" probed

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POSTED: Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 6:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 6:09pm

Georgia officer claims teen killed in shooting pointed a weapon at her; family insists he was only holding a Wii game controller. Duffie Dixon reports.

(WXIA) The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing the deadly shooting of a teenager by a Euharlee police officer.

The officer involved says 17-year-old Christopher Roupe pointed a weapon at her and pulled the trigger.

Roupe's family maintains the boy was holding a Wii game controller, not a gun.

"The family members who were eyewitnesses say all Chris had in his hand was a Wii gaming remote," says family attorney Cole Law.

The officer fired one shot, killing Christopher Roupe.

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