Three months before a Portland officer fatally shot 17-year-old Quanice Hayes, another officer had warned Hayes and another boy accused of breaking into a car that the fake gun they had could get them killed.
"I told both of them that the toy gun looked real and may get them killed if they carried it or pointed it at someone,'' Officer Gregory Adrian wrote after the Nov. 4 incident.
Three months later on Feb. 9, Adrian was one of the officers who approached Hayes' body after he was shot and killed by another officer at a Northeast Portland home where they believed an armed robbery suspect was hiding, Oregon Live reports.
Adrian had been watching a back door of the home when other officers at the front of the house confronted Hayes and ordered him to keep his hands up and crawl toward them on the driveway. When Hayes appeared to reach toward his waistband, Officer Andrew Hearst fired three shots from an AR-15 rifle, striking and killing the 17-year-old, according to a grand jury transcript.
Officers found a black and tan airsoft pistol about 2 feet from Hayes body, they said.