Teen dies after officer-involved shooting in Bartow

A 17-year-old boy died after an officer-involved shooting Friday night in Bartow County.

At 7:35 p.m. Friday, two Euharlee police officers went to 937 Euharlee Road, Lot No. 5, to serve two probation violation arrest warrants, GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Saturday night.

Christopher Roupe, 17, opened the door with a handgun pointed at the officers, Lang said.

“The officer fired one shot, striking Roupe,” she said. “The officer immediately called for medical assistance. Roupe was transported to the hospital in Cartersville where he was pronounced dead.”

When the investigation is completed, it will be turned over to the district attorney, Lang said.

No other details were immediately available.

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