The officer opened fire on a child on Saturday during an intervention for a “domestic problem”.
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A police officer has been suspended after injuring an 11-year-old boy with his service weapon who had called for help at his home in the southern United States, state police reported on Friday (May 26th). The facts occurred in Mississippi, in Indianola. Officers were called last Saturday around 6 a.m. “to respond to a domestic problem”and one of them opened fire during the intervention.
“A minor resident, seriously injured, had to be hospitalized”, and an investigation has been opened, said police spokesman Bailey Martin. Aderrien Murry was hospitalized “in intensive care with a collapsed lung, liver lacerations and broken ribs” but was able to return home after a few days, said family lawyer Carlos Moore on Twitter.
“Why did he shoot me?”
“No child should ever suffer such violence from those who take an oath to protect and serve”added Carlos Moore, claiming “a full and transparent investigation”. The boy’s mother explained on CNN that she asked her son to call the police, because one of his former spouses, apparently “angry”had just come to their home.
An agent has arrived “his service weapon drawn and asked everyone to get out”, added Nakala Murry. When her son came into the living room, “he shot him”, she continued. Hit in the chest, Aderrien “Kept saying ‘why did he shoot me? what did I do wrong?’ According to the lawyer, the agent has been suspended and an investigation has been opened. But the family demands that he be fired and charged. It also calls for the publication of the images filmed by the policeman’s on-board camera.
Indianola is a city of 10,000 people, the majority of whom are African American. Aderrien Murry and the policeman who shot him are both black. American police officers are frequently accused of using excessive force. According to a database of washington postthey have killed 407 people since the beginning of the year.
Source: France TV Info