A classmate of the boy described him as a whiz with computers who shared his skills with his friends.
“He was intelligent, a nice kid — I wish I’d known him better,” said 15-year-old Garrett Younkin.
Demonstrators gathered at the school to protest the shooting. They carried signs saying “Give teens help, not a bullet” and “End police brutality.”
Olga Espinoza, the mother of three boys, said she was so disturbed by the shooting, she drove from San Ysidro to speak out against it.
“I don’t even know what to tell my kids now,” she said. “You can’t call 911 because who knows what’s going to happen to you? …Stop shooting our children.”
Cathryn Brinton and her husband, Charles, stood arm-in-arm Sunday morning near where the shooting took place. They live in the neighborhood and have a 15-year-old daughter, and although she is not a student at the school, the death hit close to home.
The officers involved turned on their body cameras at some point during the incident, so there is video to review. Investigators do not believe there is any nearby surveillance footage that captured the shooting.
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