Police fatally shoot 15-year-old in Torrey Pines High School parking lot

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UPDATE: Student killed at high school after pointing air pistol at police

SAN DIEGO -- Police shot and killed a teenage boy early Saturday in the parking lot of Torrey Pines High School, authorities said.

The shooting took place at shortly after 3:30 a.m., homicide Lt. Mike Holden said. The boy was 15 years old and lived near the high school. Police were trying to determine if he was a student at the high school, Holden added

Officers went to the school after someone made a call to 911 requesting a welfare check on a juvenile male at that location, Holden said. Investigators believe the person who made the call was the 15-year-old boy himself, Holden said.

When officers arrived, the teenager pointed what appeared to be a gun at them and both officers opened fire, hitting the boy multiple times, Holden said. The officers immediately began administering first aid to the boy and called for an ambulance. The boy was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Holden said.

"We are investigating the type of handgun that the subject pointed at the officers. It's still an ongoing investigation, but that handgun may actually be a replica handgun or an Airsoft or BB-gun type of a handgun," the lieutenant said.

Police know the identity of the teenager and his family has been notified, but they had not released his name as of 11:45 a.m.

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