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Police Officer Shoots 11-Year-Old Mississippi Boy After He Called 911 for Help

HeadlineMay 26, 2023

A Mississippi family is demanding accountability after a police officer shot an 11-year-old Black boy who had called 911 for help. Aderrien Murry’s mother had given him a cellphone and asked him to call the police during a domestic disturbance with the father of another one of her children. Nakala Murry described what happened when officer Greg Capers arrived at the scene in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Nakala Murry: “He was like, 'Come out with your hands up.' At that moment is when my son came out. … To come out with their hands up, but you’re shooting, I don’t understand. … 'I don't want to die.’ That’s what he was saying while he was — I was on the ground. I said, ’You’re not going to die, baby. You’re not going to die. Just keep talking.’”

Aderrien Murry was released from the hospital on Wednesday after being treated for a collapsed lung, fractured ribs and lacerated liver. 

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