Impatient NC Cops Allegedly Shoot Mentally Ill Teen: ‘We Don’t Have Time for This’
A Brunswick County event report obtained by WECT indicated that two officers were called to Boiling Spring Lakes home after 12:34 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. One of the officers told Brunswick County Dispatchers that there had been a confrontation with 18-year-old Keith Vidal, but repeated several times that the situation was under control.
A second unit with one officer arrived 14 minutes later and notified dispatchers that he was forced to shoot the teen in self defense.
Mark Wilsey, the teen’s father, explained to WECT that members of his family had called the police for help with his son’s schizophrenic episode. He said that officers shocked Vidal with a Taser several times to get him under control.
“We don’t have time for this,” Wilsey recalled one of the officers saying before he fired in between the two officers who were holding the teen down.
“There was no reason to shoot this kid,” Wilsey insisted. “They killed my son in cold blood. We called for help and they killed my son.”