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Attorney Says “No Way” 11-year-old Aderrien Murray Could’ve Been Mistaken for Adult & Shot by Cop
The 11-year-old Aderrien Murry was released from the hospital Wednesday, after being shot by Indianola Police Department officer in Mississippi. Murry himself had called the police over a domestic dispute between his mother and her boyfriend.
The 11-year-old Aderrian Murry was shot in the chest by a police officer in Mississippi after calling the authorities over a domestic dispute between his mother and her boyfriend. Now, Murry’s attorney, Carlos Moore, is saying there’s “no way” that the officer should have mistaken Murry for an adult.
Murry was shot in the chest by an officer from the Indianola Police Department on Saturday morning (May 20), after the officer responded to a domestic disturbance call, per CNN. Although Murry is now recovering from home, Moore is angered by the incident which could have resulted in the boy’s death. Moore also says that there’s no justifiable reason for Murry to have been mistaken for a man “over 6 feet tall.”
\u201cMeet Sgt. Greg Capers of the Indianola Police Department. He\u2019s the cop that shot 11 year old unarmed Aderrien Murry after the boy called 911 for help for his mom. To this day, neither the officer nor city has given the family any explanation why. #JusticeForAderrienMurry\u201d— Attorney Carlos Moore (@Attorney Carlos Moore) 1685063272
\u201c11yo Aderrien Murry shows the bandages that cover gunshot wounds after an #Indianola Mississippi police officer shot him. \nHe\u2019s the one who called 9-1-1.\nHe was not armed. \n\nHis family & atty want the police bodycam released ASAP. And they want the officer fired/charged.\u201d— Omar Villafranca (@Omar Villafranca) 1685039396
\u201cMy client Aderrien Murry is blessed to be home and alive. He\u2019s a remarkable young man and did not deserve to be shot as a 11 year old innocent child by an Indianola cop named Greg Capers. #JusticeForAderrienMurry\u201d— Attorney Carlos Moore (@Attorney Carlos Moore) 1685036422
“This 11-year-old child was about 4 feet 10 [inches] it looks like, and so he could not have been confused,” Moore said. “So we don’t know what happened, but we do know this officer’s actions were reckless, very reckless, and could have led to the loss of life.” The boy was seriously injured and suffered from a collapsed lung, fractured ribs, and a lacerated liver. Murry was released from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson on Wednesday (May 24).
Describing Murry as “a good student,” Moore also says that Murry “did everything right” in responding to his mother’s request for help when the altercation between her and her boyfriend got heated. Murry and his mother, Nakala Murry, are now cooperating with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.
“No child should ever be subjected to such violence at the hands of those who are sworn to protect and serve,” Moore said in a statement on Thursday (May 25).
He continued, “We must demand justice for this young boy and his family. We cannot allow another senseless tragedy like this to occur. We must come together as a community to demand change and accountability from our law enforcement officials.”
Since the shooting, a sit-in protest was held at Indianola City Hall on Thursday morning. A march and rally to demand the termination of the police officer along with the video footage of the shooting is planned for Saturday (May 27).