Adam Beam SUTV News
The family of Aderrien Murry, 11, are demanding justice after he was shot by an Indianola police officer. Police were responding to a 911 call that Murry had made himself in order to help his mother.
On Saturday, May 20, Murry's mother Nakala has asked her son to call 911 around 4 a.m. when the father of one of her other children was outside their home and she feared for her safety. When police arrived on the scene they demanded that everyone vacate the home. When Murry left his room, the officer opened fire and shot Murry in the chest.
Murry spent five days recovering in the hospital, but suffered from a collapsed lung and fractured ribs, as well as a lacerated liver. “This was the worst moment in my life and I feel like nobody cares," is what Nakala told a crowded city hall on Thursday about the ordeal.
The officer that shot Murry was identified as Sgt. Greg Capers, and the Murry's attorney, Carlos Moore, told the Associated Press that Capers has been suspended with pay pending further investigation. The family is now demanding that Capers and police chief, Brian Sher, be fired. They are also demanding that the body cam footage of the shooting be released as well.
Currently, details from officials have been tight lipped due to this being an active investigation. The mayor's office have yet to comment on the shooting while the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations says they are investigating an incident where a minor "received significant injuries."
This moment also comes at a time when three former Mississippi police officers have been charged with the death of Keith Murriel, 41, in their custody. On Wednesday the body cam footage of the New Year's Eve arrest was made public, in which you can see the three officers shock Murriel with stun guns. Two of the officers, Kenya McCarty and Avery Willis, were indicted for second-degree murder charges, while James Land was indicted on manslaughter charges.
*This story is ongoing and will be updated as more details are released*