Police officer praised for not shooting kids holding toy gun

Officer Peter Casuccio of the Columbus, Ohio, police has become quite the media star in the last 24 hours because he didn’t kill an 11-year-old kid holding a toy gun when he was responding to a report of young men with guns on Saturday afternoon.

The department released body cam footage of the incident on Monday as a lesson, it said.

“I could’ve killed you. I want you to think about that tonight when you go to bed. You could be gone. Everything you want to do in this life could’ve been over,” officer Casuccio said.