Teen Walks Into Police Station, Police Say They Were ‘Forced’ To Shoot and Kill Her Minutes Later

A 17-year-old girl walked into the Longview, Texas police station. Then, only minutes later, police say they were “forced” to shoot and kill her, Thursday night.

The girl, Kristiana Cognard, walked into the empty lobby and approached the after-hours assistance phone.

“We don’t know how she got here,” Longview police officer Kristie Brian said.

Coignard was connected to dispatch, via the after-hours phone. Dispatch then sent officers out to confront her. But no one knows exactly what was said then.

Police, however, say that she “pulled a weapon” and “threatened” them.

We asked what weapon she brandished.

“I don’t know what kind it was, yes she did brandish a weapon,” Officer Brian said on Friday.

The teenage girl was pronounced dead by a  justice of the peace after being taken to a local hospital.

Three officers were placed on administrative leave shortly after this incident. We will update you as we receive more information about this case.

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