11-Year-Old Black Boy Shot By US Cop Suffers Collapsed Lung, Lacerated Liver

An 11-year-old black boy, was shot by a police officer in the US state of Mississippi.

The officer, who is now on suspension, shot the black boy while he was responding to a domestic disturbance.

The boy suffered a collapsed lung, fractured ribs and a lacerated liver after the incident.
Nakala Murry, the boy’s mother, said her son, Aderrien Murry, was shot once in the chest.

Murry said her son, who has since been released from the hospital, was shot by an African American police officer, who responded to a domestic violence call from the family on Saturday.

The mother stated that she asked Aderrien to call police after the “irate” father of another one of her children turned up at the family home around 4:00 am.

Murry said an officer arrived with his gun drawn and asked those inside the home to come out.

Her son was shot as he entered the living room with his hands up, she explained.

“Once he came from around the corner, he got shot,” Murry said. “I cannot grasp why.”

She said her son kept asking, “Why did he shoot me? What did I do wrong?’

Police officials told AFP Friday they are investigating the incident.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said on Friday that it is “currently assessing this critical incident and gathering evidence.

“Upon completing the investigation, agents will share their findings with the Attorney General’s Office,” it said.

Carlos Moore, an attorney for the Murry family, said the police officer, Greg Capers, has been suspended pending an investigation.

“Aderrien Murry is blessed to be home and alive,” Moore said in a statement. “No child should ever be subjected to such violence at the hands of those who are sworn to protect and serve.

“We cannot continue to tolerate a system that allows police officers to use deadly force with impunity.”

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Indianola is a predominantly African American town of nearly 10,000 residents in the Mississippi Delta.

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