Mom demands answers after 11-year-old son allegedly shot by police officer at home


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The family attorney wants the officer to be fired and prosecuted.

11-year-old Aderrien Murray (Photo taken by Nakala Murray)

A Mississippi mom is demanding justice after she says her 11-year-old son was allegedly shot and injured by a police officer who responded to their home.

Nakala Murry said she was asleep when, around 4 a.m. Saturday, she heard a knock on her window and saw her daughter’s father standing there.

“I noticed he was kind of irate. And from dealing with him in the past, I know the irate version of him, what it could lead to,” she told ABC News’ “GMA3” on Thursday.

Murry said she gave her phone to her 11-year-old son, Aderrien, and told him to call his grandmother.

“He called the police first, and then he called my mom,” she said. “My mom also called the police.”

Two officers responded to the home in Indianola, about 100 miles northwest of Jackson, and Murry said the police yelled for her to open the front door.


“I opened the door. When I opened it, [an officer’s] gun was up. He was telling me to come out,” she said. “I went out, I got out of the way. I walked out toward the end of my driveway where my mom was. And I heard a shot and I saw my son run out toward where we were.”

“He fell, bleeding,” she said. “I put pressure on it to stop, help stop the bleeding.”

While lying on the ground, Murry said her son told her, “I don’t wanna die.”

Murry said Aderrien, who was shot in the chest, has since been released from the hospital.

Read more about Murry’s fight for her son in the original article.

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