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Mississippi Family Sues for $5 Million After Police Shoot 11-Year-Old Boy

June 1, 2023 | By Kali Girl

The family of Aderrien Murry, an 11-year-old boy from Mississippi, has initiated legal action by filing a federal lawsuit seeking $5 million in damages, reports CNN. The incident occurred earlier this month when Aderrien called 911 for assistance, but tragically ended up being shot by a responding police officer.

On Tuesday, Aderrien’s mother, Nakala Murry, filed the lawsuit against the City of Indianola, Mississippi, as well as its police chief and several officers, including Greg Capers, who was identified by the Indianola Police Department as the officer responsible for the shooting.

According to Murry, the father of one of her children showed up at her home in an “irate” state at 4 a.m. on the day of the shooting. Worried about her own safety, she requested that Aderrien contact the police.

The officer who arrived at the home “had his gun drawn at the front door and asked those inside the home to come outside,” Murry said. Her son was shot coming around the corner of a hallway, into the living room, she said.

“Once he came from around the corner, he got shot,” Murrysaid. “I cannot grasp why. The same cop that told him to come out of the house. (Aderrien) did, and he got shot. He kept asking, ‘Why did he shoot me? What did I do wrong?’” she said.

Aderrien, the young boy involved in the incident, received medical attention at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. His injuries included a collapsed lung, fractured ribs, and a lacerated liver. Fortunately, he has now been discharged from the hospital.

Carlos Moore, representing Aderrien’s family, firmly stated to CNN that there was absolutely no chance for the officer to mistake the young boy for the adult mentioned in the 911 call. Aderrien, standing at approximately 4 feet 10 inches, is notably shorter than the adult in question, who measures over 6 feet in height.

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