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Sat May 1, 2021, 07:29 PM

Overland Park officer says he shot teen in van after he 'didn't listen' to commands

Four days after he fatally shot John Albers, an Overland Park police officer told investigators he fired his weapon because the minivan the teenager was driving was going to strike him.

Officer Clayton Jenison fatally shot the 17-year-old on Jan. 20, 2018, outside the Albers’ home. A nearly 500-page, long-awaited report on the shooting, which did not result in criminal charges, was released Thursday afternoon.

As part of that release, Overland Park also published interviews recorded on video by a Johnson County officer-involved shooting team that probed the killing.

That included an interview with Jenison, who fired at Albers as he backed the family’s minivan down the driveway. Police had been called for a welfare check on the teenager, who was believed to be suicidal.

Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article251046104.html

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Reply Overland Park officer says he shot teen in van after he 'didn't listen' to commands (Original post)
TexasTowelie May 2021 OP
Claire Oh Nette May 2021 #1
brewens May 2021 #3
Phoenix61 May 2021 #2
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Bleacher Creature May 2021 #5

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:32 PM

1. THe police shot a kid during a welfare check because the kid was suicidal

Do I have that right?



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Response to Claire Oh Nette (Reply #1)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:42 PM

3. The call was for suicidal behavior, but there's now way anyone could suspect the kid might be

trying to get himself killed.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:35 PM

2. Garland is going to be busy.

“I shot him because he didn’t stop” what utter bs. Since when is leaving your home a death sentence offense.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:17 PM

4. Not entirely clear to me, but sounds like he fired "2-3" shots for no good reason

When the van was in the garage or backing out. Then, maybe he had some reason to later fire "6-7" shots when the van was coming back at him.

In the other hand, who outside of Hollywood thinks shooting a driver is a better plan than trying to get out of the way? Like going around the side of the house or something? Or course I don't know the terrain but with a garage right there you'd think there might be done defensive position.

Planting one's self and shooting a driver seems unlikely to work. Even if you kill the driver, the van would still come at you. It might even make the van faster and more unpredictable.

Also interesting how 2-3 plus 6-7 equals 13....

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:33 PM

5. I'm pretty sure the penalty for "not listening to commands" isn't death. NT

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