An undated photo of Aderrien Murry, who was shot by an Indianola police officer.The family’s attorney, Carlos Moore.
An 11-year-old was shot by a Mississippi police officer after calling 911 for help, his mom said.
He suffered severe injuries, but has now been released from hospital, the family’s attorney said.
His mom said her son kept asking: “Why did he shoot me? What did I do wrong?'”
An 11-year-old boy who was shot in the chest by police in Mississippi after he called 911 for help kept asking what he did wrong, and why he was shot, his mother told CNN.
Nakala Murry told CNN that she had asked her son, Aderrien Murry, to call 911 at around 4 a.m. on Saturday after the father of one of her other children came to the home “irate” and she was worried for her safety.
Murry said the officer who arrived “had his gun drawn at the front door and asked those inside the home to come outside.”
She said her son was then shot when he followed the Indianola Police Department officer’s instructions to come out of the house, adding: “I cannot grasp why.”
After he was shot, according to his mom, Aderrien kept asking: ‘Why did he shoot me? What did I do wrong?'”
The family’s attorney, Carlos Moore, told NBC News that “the main question [Aderrien] has been asking is why did this happen to me?”
Moore told NBC that Aderrien is “blessed to have survived but he’s still in pain emotionally and mentally.”
The attorney told USA Today that Aderrien had a collapsed lung, a lacerated liver, and fractured ribs, but that he was released from hospital on Wednesday.
He also told CNN that there was “no way” Aderrien could have been mistaken for an adult.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation confirmed to CNN that an Indianola Police Department officer shot Aderrien in the chest. It said that it was looking into the incident, and that “upon completing the investigation, agents will share their findings with the Attorney General’s Office.”
The Indianola Police Department named the officer as Greg Capers, according to CNN, but did not provide any additional details on the shooting. CNN reached out to Capers for comment but did not immediately hear back, it said.
Moore said the Indianola Board of Aldermen voted to place Capers on paid administrative leave while the incident is being investigated. His family said it wants the officer to be dismissed and charged with aggravated assault.
Moore also said there should be a “full and transparent investigation” into the shooting and called “for those responsible to be held accountable for their actions,” USA Today reported.
He added: “No child should ever be subjected to such violence at the hands of those who are sworn to protect and serve.”
The Indianola Police Department didn’t respond to an Insider request for comment, sent outside of working hours.
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