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Officers identified in shooting death of Torrey Pines student

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Posted at 2:37 PM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 17:37:29-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--Police identified Monday the two officers involved in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy in the parking lot of Torrey Pines High School Saturday.  

They are: 

  • Officer Gilbert Flores, a 28-year veteran of San Diego Police Department
  • Officer Kai Johnson, a four-year veteran of San Diego Police Department

Both responders are from the San Diego Police Department's Northwestern Division. 

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Previous statements from the department indicate that one of the officers is also a juvenile service team officer. 

According to a police statement released Monday, the two officers arrived at the front parking lot of the school shortly after 3:27 a.m. on Saturday after a 911 call was placed to request police check the welfare of a 15-year-old male juvenile standing in front of Torrey Pines High School on Del Mar Heights Road. The caller, police say, had no weapons

However, when the police officers got out of their patrol cars, the student pulled out a BB gun that was concealed in his waistband and pointed it at one of the officers, according to the police. 

Both officers fired their weapons striking the boy numerous times.

He was transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital and was pronounced dead. 

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy