An 11-year-old boy in Mississippi is recovering after being shot by an officer responding to the 911 call he made to protect his mother.
Aderrien Murry was released from the hospital on Wednesday after he was shot in the chest by an Indianola Police Department officer early Saturday morning, CNN reports. The officer, identified as Greg Capers, was responding to a domestic disturbance call the child made involving his Nakala Murry and the father of one of her children.
Murry said she was concerned when the father of her child showed up at her home at 4 am in an “irate” state and told Aderrien to call the police. She recalls Capers arriving at the home with “his gun drawn at the front door and asked those inside the home to come outside.”
It was when Aderrien was walking around the corner of a hallway when the officer fired the shot.
“Once he came from around the corner, he got shot,” Murry said. “I cannot grasp why. The same cop that 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?’” she added....
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