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11-year-old boy who got shot by police after calling them speaks out

11-year-old boy who got shot by police after calling them speaks out

The 11-year-old boy was shot on 20 May after ringing the police in the early hours of the morning.

An 11-year-old boy who got shot by police shortly after he called them has spoken out about the incident for the first time.

On 20 May, Aderrien Murry was admitted to hospital after the incident with cops in Mississippi, but has since been released.

His mother, Nakala Murry, told ABC she was asleep when at about 4am she woke up to a knock on her window.

Murry saw her daughter's father, who was apparently looking rather furious.

"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 said.

She handed her phone to Aderrien, and told him to call his grandmother - but the 11-year-old went against that advice and decided to dial 911 instead.

Aderrien Murry was shot by police on 20 May.
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He did phone his grandmother afterwards, who also rang for police assistance once she was in the know.

Once officers had arrived, Murry said they yelled at her to open the front door with her ex-partner still standing there.

After Murry claims police started to kick the door down, she left her home when she suddenly heard a shot.

Aderrien fell bleeding to the ground, with the devastated mum putting pressure on his wound.

Since then, the family of the young boy have filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the police.

The lawsuit comes after Aderrien opened up about his terrible ordeal in an interview with Good Morning America.

As he reflected on the incident, Aderrien said he 'came out of the room like this', as he had his hands above his head in the interview with DeMarco Morgan.

"It felt like a Taser, like a big punch to the chest," the youngster added.

Aderrrien said he ran to his mother after he got shot.

"I was bleeding -- bleeding from my mouth. Then I would just remember singing a song," he said.

Asked what song he was singing, Aderrrien replied: "No weapon formed against me -- prosper shall."

That particular line is a reference to the Bible verse Isaiah 54:17, which reads: "No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper."

The parties named in the lawsuit are the city of Indianola, Indianola Police Chief Ronald Sampson and officers Greg Capers and John Does.

The 11-year-old has opened up about his experience.

"This is a claim for negligence and excessive force," the complaint said.

As per ABC News, it continued: "The injuries endured by all plaintiffs could have been avoided if defendants would have acquired the adequate training on how to provide proper assistance and care.

"However, as a result of the defendants, deliberate indifference, reckless disregard and gross negligence, plaintiffs sustained injuries and damages."

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Topics: US News, News, Crime, Police