The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation that led to the death of a Kansas teenager who was shot dead as he reversed out of the garage of his family's home.
John Albers, 17, of Overland Park, was shot 13 times in January 2018.
On that tragic night, Officer Clayton Jenison, 31, had been dispatched to the Albers' suburban home to conduct a wellness check after a friend called authorities because they believed the teenage boy was suicidal.
The FBI is to now 'collect all available facts and evidence and will ensure that the investigation is conducted in a fair, thorough and impartial manner.'
John Albers (pictured), 17, was shot dead in January 2018 while backing out of his family's garage with a minivan in Overland Park, Kansas
The FBI has not stated did the reason for the review however the agency's Kansas City, Missouri, field office is working with the U.S. attorney's office in Kansas and the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division according to NBC News.
John was attempting to back the family's minivan out of the driveway in the Kansas City suburb when Jenison fired several rounds into the vehicle after ordering John to stop.
But footage shows Jenison was never in the minivan's path and it's unclear if John even noticed Albers in his attempt to leave.
After the shooting, Jenison was not publicly named by authorities because of the state's restrictive public records laws until Albers' family filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
Body camera footage from the Overland Police Department shows the moment John reverses the vehicle out of the driveway and Jenison opens fire
Jension was not charged in John's death and prosecutors ruled the killing was 'justifiable'
All investigated reports were withheld from the public. Sheila Albers, the victim's mother, alleged that officials refused to provide any records on the incident.
Jenison was placed on administrative leave after an investigation, but later offered to resign from his post. He faced no charges and the killing was ruled as justifiable.
The officer then resigned from the police force before administrative action could be taken.
John's mother, Sheila Albers, said she welcomes the FBI and U.S. attorney's office investigation, and hopes it will 'shed light on what Overland Park and our DA have been able to keep hidden.'
The opening of an investigation 'highlights the failure of Overland Park and District Attorney Steve Howe to be transparent in their investigations and be accountable to their constituents,' she added.
Sheila Albers, pictured with John Albers as a little boy, welcomes the FBI