Aderrien Murry, a Black youngster, was shot once in the chest and had wounds to his liver, ribs, and collapsed lung, according to the boy’s mother Nakala Murry.
Police authorities confirmed to AFP on Friday that they are looking into the incident.
Murry claimed that her son, who was now discharged from the hospital, had been shot by an African American police officer who had been dispatched to the scene of a domestic violence complaint on Saturday.
When the “irate” father of another of Murry’s children showed up at the family home at approximately 4:00 am, Murry said she begged Aderrien to contact the police.
According to Murry, a cop approached the house with his rifle drawn and ordered everyone inside to leave.
She told CNN that her kid was shot as he entered the living room with his hands raised.
“Once he came from around the corner, he got shot,” Murry said. “I don’t understand why,”
Why did he shoot me?, her youngster “kept asking,” she claimed. “What went wrong?”
According to AFP, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is “currently evaluating this critical incident and gathering evidence.”
The statement read, “Agents will share their findings with the Attorney General’s Office after the investigation is complete.”
Greg Capers, a police officer, has been suspended pending an investigation, according to Carlos Moore, an attorney representing the Murry family.
In a statement, Moore stated, “Aderrien Murry is blessed to be home and alive.” “No kid should ever be the victim of such abuse by people who have promised to protect and serve them.
“We cannot keep tolerating a system that permits police to use lethal force without consequence.”
Indianola, which has about 10,000 people and is located in the Mississippi Delta, is mostly an African American community.
In the United States this year, police have shot and killed 407 individuals, according to a Washington Post database.