A 11-year-old boy in the United States was shot by a police officer at his residence after he called the "911" emergency number for help. The injured boy, identified as Aderrien Murry from Mississippi, was admitted to a hospital and later discharged.
"Aderrien was shot in the chest by the police officer early Saturday morning while the officer was responding to a domestic disturbance call at the child's home," Murry's mother Nakala Murry told CNN.
BREAKING NEWS: Officer Greg Capers has been SUSPENDED from the Indianola Police Department for shooting this unarmed 11 year old boy named Aderrien Murry on Saturday morning. The family believes this is a step in the right direction but still demands that he be TERMINATED. pic.twitter.com/NzevQLqdX9
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She further added that the police official came home and "had his gun drawn at the front door and asked those inside the home to come outside." Murry added that when the boy emerged from the hallway corner and came into the main area, "he got shot".
"I cannot grasp why. The same cop told him to come out of the house. (Aderrien) did, and he got shot. He kept asking, 'Why did he shoot me? What did I do wrong?'" Murry said.
The family has called for the officer, identified as Greg Capers, to be fired. The officer was later suspended from the police department.
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