Please read what I said more closely. But let me clarify:
The boy was doing something that many boys do. No argument. I am not claiming he deserved to be shot. I am not claiming he was at fault. I am only saying that carrying the gun was a contributing factor, meaning the accident could have been avoided had he not done that. There were also many other contributing factors: the dispatcher did not relay that the caller thought the gun was a toy. The cops did shoot too fast without fully understanding the threat. And I think the right result was achieved here. The cop was fired. He deserved to be. There are many people who are not fit to be cops. They panic, they make poor judgements. They deserve to be removed from the force. But I don’t believe they set out to kill people.