LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The teen who was shot and killed by a Little Rock police officer has been named.
Police say the teen is Bobby Moore, Jr., 15, of Little Rock.
According to the police report, Officer Josh Hastings reported to Shadow Lake Apartments about a suspicious person. When he got there, he says he heard glass breaking and cars being broken into.
He says in the police report he saw three suspects get into a vehicle and speed towards him. He was trying to get out of the way of the car and, fearing for his life, fired into the vehicle, striking the driver, Moore.
"It's unfortunate...we have no other choice but to rely on what that officer felt at that time. Each circumstance may be different...He felt that he needed to use that force necessary to stop that car from running him down," said Sgt. Cassandra Davis of the Little Rock Police Department.
The other two juvenile suspects fled the vehicle but were later apprehended and charged with "Breaking and Entering a Vehicle."
"We will be looking at evidence. If we need to re-interview anyone, we'll do that. We'll be processing the scene, reconstructing the scene," Sgt. Davis said.
Four to eight weeks, that's typically how long it takes for the prosecuting attorney's office to get a case file. It depends how long it takes the police investigation.
"Witness statements need to be transcribed, there will be whatever forensic evidence needs to be evaluated and processed. It's just like putting a case file together on a homicide," said Larry Jegley, the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.
Attorney Jegley says it is still too early to comment on any specific charges that may involve the suspects or the officer.
"it's an integrity issue to make sure the process is handled by the book just like we would any other investigation, and other factors come into play as to whether an officer was or was not justified in using deadly force under the circumstances," Jegley added.
It is still unclear on how fast the suspects' car was driving toward Officer Hastings, and what items might have been stolen from the vehicles at the apartment complex...information pending the police investigation.
Attorney Jegely said the situation is particularly difficult, obviously on the families of Moore and Officer Hastings.