• Monday, May 27, 2024


US: 11-year-old boy who called police for help gets shot at by cop on arrival

The boy had serious injuries but was later released from hospital.

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By: Shubham Ghosh

In a shocking incident, an 11-year-old boy was shot at by a police officer after he called 911 for help and he is currently recovering after being released from the hospital, sources in his family said.

The upset family sought the officer to be sacked and charged with the shooting.

According to a report by CNN, the boy named Aderrien was shot in the chest by an officer of the Indianola Police Department in the state of Mississippi on Saturday morning while the latter was responding to a domestic disturbance call at the minor’s home, according to his mother Nakala Murry, and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI).

Murray told CNN that the “irate” father of another of her children had come home early on Saturday. She then asked Aderrien to call the police after feeling concerned over her safety.

According to Murray, the officer who came to their home “had his gun drawn at the front door and asked those inside the home to come outside”, the report added.

She then added that her son was shot while coming around the corner of a hallway, into the living room.

The shocked mother said Aderrien kept on asking as to why he was shot and what wrong had he done.

The boy was placed on a ventilator at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson and had a collapsed lung, fractured ribs and a lacerated liver because of the bullet wound, according to his mother, CNN added. He was later released from the hospital.

The mayor of Indianola later said the officer was suspended while the case was being investigated by MBI, WAPT reported.

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