Investigation launched after 11-year-old who referred to as 911 for assistance is shot by officer in Mississippi

Calls are rising for an officer to be fired and charged after an 11-year-old Mississippi boy was shot by police after calling 911 for assist.

Aderrien Murry was significantly wounded early Saturday by an Indianola police officer responding to a home name on the house of the 11-year-old’s mom, stated Carlos Moore, an lawyer for the boy’s household.

“This could not have occurred,” Moore stated. “The principle query [Aderrien] has been asking is why did this occur to me? The kid suffered a collapsed lung, lacerated liver and fractured ribs. … He’s blessed to have survived however he’s nonetheless in ache emotionally and mentally.”

On Thursday, a gaggle of protesters referred to as for accountability within the capturing of the unarmed boy throughout a rally at Indianola Metropolis Corridor.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation stated it’s investigating the capturing that occurred 6 a.m. Saturday at a house on BB King Highway.

“No officers had been injured through the incident. A minor occupant of the residence obtained vital accidents and has been transported to an area hospital,” the company stated.

“MBI is at the moment assessing this vital incident and gathering proof. Upon finishing the investigation, brokers will share their findings with the Legal professional Common’s Workplace.”

The state investigative company didn’t present extra particulars. The Indianola Police Division referred questions in regards to the incident to town lawyer, who didn’t reply to requests for remark Thursday.

The officer who fired was not recognized by the state company or the Indianola division.

Indianola Alderman Marvin Elder stated that officer Greg Capers had been positioned on paid administrative depart after a unanimous Indianola council vote.

Capers couldn’t be reached for remark Thursday.

The lawyer for the boy’s household stated he was working to acquire body-camera video of the capturing.

Moore stated the boy was shot after calling for assist for his mom. Throughout a confrontation with the daddy of one in every of her youngsters, Nakala Murry handed her cellphone to the boy and instructed him to name police and his grandmother, the household’s lawyer stated.

When police arrived, they had been instructed the person was unarmed and had run out a again door and that three youngsters had been house, Moore stated.

Police ordered everybody in the home to point out themselves with their fingers up, Moore stated. When the 11-year-old got here out of a bed room together with his fingers up, he was met by gunfire, the lawyer stated.

“He shot him instantly when his fingers had been up, and he’s coming across the nook,” Moore stated.

Moore stated that the officer needs to be fired and charged with aggravated assault.

“I didn’t ask for a suspension with pay. I requested and demanded termination. Did I stutter?” he stated at a Metropolis Corridor information convention Thursday. “Once I say termination, I imply termination. You don’t give somebody a paid trip who dedicated such a reckless act.”

He stated he expects the household to file a federal civil rights lawsuit.

“We have to maintain our regulation enforcement officers to a better customary and be certain that they’re skilled to de-escalate conditions and use non-lethal strategies every time attainable,” Moore stated in an announcement Thursday.

Indianola, which had about 9,100 residents in 2022, is about 100 miles north of Jackson.

Madelyn Urabe contributed.

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