11-year-old shot by police after he called for help, officer suspended

The family has demanded the officer identified as George Capers be fired


An 11-year-old boy, Aderrien Murry, was shot in the chest by an Indianola Police Department officer at his residence after Murry called the '911' emergency number for help. Murry dialled the number to complain about his mother's abusive ex. He was admitted to a hospital nearby and discharged five days later.

"Aderrien was shot in the chest by the police officer early Saturday (May 20) morning while the officer was responding to a domestic disturbance call at the child's home," Murry's mother Nakala Murry told 'CNN'.  

Carlos Moore, an attorney for the child's mother said he is asking for “a full and transparent investigation” of the shooting. 

BREAKING NEWS: Officer Greg Capers has been SUSPENDED from the Indianola Police Department for shooting this unarmed 11-year-old boy named Aderrien Murry on Saturday morning. The family believes this is a step in the right direction but still demands that he be TERMINATED,” Moore tweeted. 

Murry's mother Nakala said she felt threatened when the 'irate' father of another of her children came home at 4 am on Saturday. She said she felt unsafe and asked Murry to dial 911. 

When the police officer came, he had his gun drawn and asked those inside the house to come out and when Aderrien went out, the officer shot. The family has demanded the officer identified as Greg Capers be fired.    

📣 The Week is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TheWeekmagazine) and stay updated with the latest headlines