The incident took place in Indianola, a small town in Mississippi, where the police have been under scrutiny for their handling of cases involving the use of excessive force.
The victim, Aderrien Murry, is a sixth-grader at Carver Elementary School and a member of the local football team. He was shot in the arm by the police officer, causing him severe injuries, and he had to undergo surgery.
The shooting has sparked outrage in the community, with many calling for the officer responsible to be held accountable for his actions. The identity of the officer has not been released, but the Indianola Police Department has confirmed that he has been placed on administrative leave while an investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The family’s attorney, Carlos Moore, has stated that they are planning to file a lawsuit against the police department, citing excessive force and violation of their civil rights. He has called for transparency in the investigation and for the police department to release all relevant information to the public.
Meanwhile, Aderrien’s family is relieved that he is finally home from the hospital, but they are still in shock over what happened. His mother, Nakala Murry, has stated that she wants justice for her son and that she will fight to ensure that this never happens to another child again.