Cops were 100% correct. The mother saying “he’s just a boy, you could have told him to put it down” is a joke. They YELLED AT HIM TO DO JUST THAT. He didn’t and instead turned the gun in their direction. So, really it is her fault and the father for not teaching him correctly. They can blame themselves completely. The way things are today, I would have shot him too. There ARE children walking around with REAL guns and shooting people (including cops) almost daily. WTF is the problem understanding that? They did NOT shoot him for carrying a toy gun. They shot him because he had what looks like a real gun and turned it on them.