A teenager from Maryland was shot by a police officer after the cop mistakenly thought his airsoft gun was a real gun.
Peyton Ham was an honors student and a very sweet boy according to his relatives.
Ham was shot by officers after they got a call from an armed person acting suspiciously.
When an officer arrived at the scene he then saw the teen in a shooting stance and fired shots into Ham making him fall to the ground immediately.
According to a witness at the scene, Ham then got up with a pocket knife and was shot again by the officer.
As of right now his death has been completely “ignored” by the far-left crowd, who are usually so quick to riot and loot cities where officer-involved shootings happen.
Could it be because it doesn’t fit the narrative that the cop was “racist”?
— New York Post (@nypost) April 15, 2021
A Maryland state trooper shot and killed a 16-year-old boy, claiming he had a knife and an airsoft gun, which shoots non-lethal pellets.
The victim was identified as #PeytonHam.
Police claim the toy gun looked real and he was in a "shooting stance." There is no bodycam video. pic.twitter.com/Jqsu1rvjXG
— AJ+ (@ajplus) April 14, 2021
Peyton Ham, 16, was shot dead by a Maryland state trooper. He had an airsoft gun and knife.
Oddly when it was revealed he was white and a “passionate young conservative,” the tone of the remarks about the killing…changed.
Condolences to his family. https://t.co/ySsnmfPqfs
— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) April 16, 2021
The New York Post covered Ham’s death and released these details:
A 16-year-old Maryland resident who was fatally shot by a state trooper while armed with a toy gun and knife was a “sweet young man” and honors student, relatives said.
Peyton Alexander Ham, who attended Leonardtown High School, was remembered as a “talented” honors student with promise Wednesday in the wake of the shooting.
His family said he was “an incredibly smart, gifted sweet young man” with an “Alex P. Keaton” type personality, referring to the overachieving TV character played by Michael J. Fox on “Family Ties.”
Ham was shot Tuesday afternoon in Leonardtown by a trooper responding to reports of a possibly armed person acting suspiciously, according to State Police Superintendent Woodrow Jones III.
A witness told police they saw Ham in the driveway “in a shooting stance” and pointing an airsoft gun at the trooper, who opened fire on the teen and wounded him, Jones said.
Another witness said the wounded Ham whipped out a knife and tried to get up, Jones said.
i know the teenager who got killed was white and drew a knife after getting shot but this still proves the white cop is a racist and that all cops are badhttps://t.co/lcCf8ESKyN
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) April 15, 2021
Ham’s death didn’t spark a big reaction from the general public and many users on Twitter believe his race had a reason for that:
Hey news media, where’s the non stop coverage of this Police Involved shooting? Oh wait the teen is a WHITE CHILD so his life and death doesn’t matter! https://t.co/550rQp73yZ
— Tricia (@TriciaTigers10) April 15, 2021
A TEENAGER was killed in a confrontation with a Maryland state trooper while holding a pellet gun and a knife, state police said. But since he was white, nobody cares. Nobody will be rioting for him.https://t.co/sYsWTVbp5E
— No Liberals (Also on Parler, Minds, Gab + Mumblit) (@NoLiberals) April 15, 2021
CBS Baltimore didn’t stay silent and had this to add:
A 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a Maryland State Police trooper was an honor student who loved cooking with his mother and spirited political debates at the family dinner table, the teenager’s relatives said in a statement Wednesday.
A written statement from the family doesn’t address the circumstances of Peyton Ham’s encounter with the trooper who shot him Tuesday afternoon outside a home near the State Police barracks in Leonardtown. Investigators determined that Ham had an airsoft gun and a knife and pointed the replica toy gun at the trooper, who was responding to a pair of 911 calls, according to State Police Superintendent Woodrow Jones III.
Instead, the family statement focuses on their memories of Ham and his academic and personal achievements. They described him as “an incredibly smart, gifted sweet young man” with a “Alex P. Keaton” type personality, referring to the conservative, overachieving character played by Michael J. Fox on the 1980s-era sitcom “Family Ties.”