San Francisco, CA (KGO/CNN) - Investigators say an eighth-grader in California was shot and killed during a confrontation with police Tuesday night.
It happened at a gas station in South San Francisco.
Neighbors brought teddy bears, balloons and signs to the scene Wednesday.
Police say an officer, working solo, made contact with the 15-year old-and was talking to him at "interview distance" when he saw that he had a gun.
Fearing for his life, the officer pulled his gun and shot the boy.
The officer then started CPR at the scene, but the teen died later at the hospital.
Family and friends are questioning the officer's decision to shoot.
"It's violence. It's just sad. My son is 14-years-old. He was with him the night before, you know? So, I just think about my son and I feel like it just needs to stop," said Diana Mayorga.
The officer's name has not been released.
The shooting remains under investigation.