Family demands answers after 17-year-old girl fatally shot by officer on California freeway

Prosecutors say investigators found a replica handgun designed to resemble a Beretta pistol next to a 17-year-old girl after she was fatally shot by a Fullerton officer on a Southern California freeway Friday. The Orange County District Attorney's Office said the uniformed officer was driving his marked police SUV on the 91 freeway in Anaheim around 7 p.m., on his way to take his K-9 for a medical procedure, when he encountered a female driving at a high rate of speed.

CBS Los Angeles reports the shooting happened after the two vehicles came into contact. The teen was transported to a hospital, where she later died, prosecutors say.

The family has identified the victim as Anaheim resident Hannah Linn Williams. Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, Williams' family said they have received no information about the circumstances of the shooting, which took place about 26 miles southeast of Los Angeles.


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