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Mother of Boy Shot at Maryland Police Barracks Speaks Out

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The mother of a 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a Maryland State Police trooper says her son was “an awesome young man.”

On Wednesday, Kristee Boyle provided a family statement that says her son, Peyton Ham, was an honor student who loved spirited political debates at the family dinner table. The State Police superintendent said a trooper responding to a pair of 911 calls fatally shot Ham outside a home in the Southern Maryland city of Leonardtown. Investigators determined that Ham had an airsoft gun and a knife in his possession and pointed the replica toy gun at the trooper before he was shot.

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