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Teen kills mom with sword

The Associated Press reported 16-year-old Josh Gilchrist was shot and killed by Huron, South Dakota police officers after he had already killed his mom and injured others.

A police officer was treated, along with several others at the hospital but were later released.

Police do not know a motive for the crime. The article said police killed the boy after he "started swinging the sword and struck one of the officers several times."

I thought the lead was odd, that it started out with "Police are trying to figure out why..." it explains a very crucial aspect of the story but is an odd way and clumpy way to start a lead.