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Bodycam Footage Shows Police Officer Shooting 11-Year-Old

Bodycam footage showed the moment an 11-year-old boy was shot by a police office at his home in Indianola, Mississippi, in 2023.

According to Mississippi Today, police responded to Aderrien Murry’s home on May 20, 2023, when his mother Nakala asked him to call the police. The report said her ex-boyfriend showed up at the house and displayed worrying behavior.

Upon arrival, “Officer Greg Capers fired his weapon as Aderrien entered the room, hitting the boy in the chest.”

Mississippi Free Press reported that the boy was hospitalized for five days “for a collapsed lung, fractured ribs, and a lacerated liver.”

Footage released by Mississippi Department of Public Safety shows a police officer arrive at the house, bang the door open, and ask everyone to get out. Later in the video, the officer can be seen shooting someone as that person enters a room.

A grand jury found “there was no criminal conduct of behalf of Capers,” and no further action would be taken by the attorney general’s office, WJTV reported.

Murry’s mother filed a $5 million federal lawsuit against Indianola, the police chief, and Capers, stating that “Indianola failed to properly train the officer and the officer used excessive force,” according to WJTV. Credit: Mississippi Department of Public Safety via Storyful

Video transcript

- Hey 24, I have a caller on the phone. She's with friends. She-- the male says he won't let her go to the door. Keep knocking at the door.

- We are at the door. If she giving us permission to kick it in, we'll kick it in.

- [RADIO CHATTER]

[KNOCKING]

No, she [INAUDIBLE]. She don't think there's any weapons involved. She's giving you permission to kick the door in.

- It ain't that easy. You can-- let me see your hands. Let me see your hands.

- Hands.

- Where is he at? Where's he at? You better come on out. Come out, ma'am. Does he have any weapons?

- Step out.

- Come on out.

- Don't-- go that away. Step out. Go.

- Come out, sir. Don't make us come in.

- Go to the bedroom.

- You go. Go. You need to move. Get from behind me. Go on out there.

- Where's he at?

- I just was trying to tell her. She told him to move.

- Police! You got any weapons, you better put them down.

[GUNSHOT]

- Oh!

- Oh, my God!

- Oh! Let go of me.

- Oh, my God.

- Oh.

- Kid. You got the kid.

- Med, stat. Med, stat. Med, stat.

- Med, stat. Med, stat. Med, stat.

- Med, stat! We need med, stat. Med, stat-- we need her now.