- by cnn
- 05 Jun 2023
An attorney for an 11-year-old Mississippi boy who was shot by a police officer after he called 911 for help said Thursday there was "no way" the boy could have been mistaken for an adult.
The attorney, Carlos Moore, is asking for "a full and transparent investigation" of the shooting.
Aderrien Murry is recovering after being released from the hospital, according to his family, who has called for the officer to be fired and charged with the shooting. The boy is traumatized and will require counseling, according to family attorney Carlos Moore.
Aderrien was shot in the chest by an Indianola Police Department officer early Saturday morning while the officer was responding to a domestic disturbance call at the child's home, according to his mother, Nakala Murry, and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.
Moore told CNN Thursday there is "no way" the boy could have been mistaken by the officer for the adult who was the subject of the 911 call - a man "over 6 feet tall."
"This 11-year-old child was about 4 feet 10 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."
Moore said the boy "did everything right" the morning of the shooting and described him as "a good student" who obeyed his mother's request that he call the police for assistance.
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