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Boiling Spring Lakes father says 18 year old son shot, killed by officer

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- An officer-involved shooting leaves an 18 year old dead in Boiling Spring Lakes.

Mark Wilsey, the father of the 18 year old shot and killed, says his son Keith Vidal, who suffers from schizophrenia, was holding a screw driver in his hand and was disoriented.

That's when the family called authorities for help.

A Boiling Spring Lakes officer and a Brunswick County sheriff's deputy responded to the call at President Drive.

The family says the two started talking to Vidal and calming him down. The family says then another officer came in and ordered the two to use a stun gun on Vidal.

The father says the next thing he knew his son was shot and killed.

"We called for help, and they killed our son. No reason for it, deadly force. There was no reason. They had Tasers on them, and they didn't have to even tase him, they could have just talked to him, talked to him another 10 minutes," said Wilsey.

A district attorney was on scene, and the SBI has been called in to assist with the investigation.

The Southport Police Department placed Det. Byron Vassey on administrative leave in connection with the shooting. ClientIP: UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP