An 11-year-old boy who was shot dead by police in Mississippi after calling 911 for help has described how he thought he was going to die as he bled after the bullet passed through his chest .
Aderrien Murry was woken around 4am on May 20 to the sound of his mother’s ex-boyfriend behaving in a threatening manner, so she asked him to call the police.
“I came out doing this,” he said, arms raised, during an interview with ABC News. “It was like a taser, like a big punch in the chest.”
“I was bleeding, I was bleeding from the mouth. Then I would just remember singing a song,” he said.
Aderrien Murry, 11, described the moment he was shot in the chest by Mississippi police after calling 911 during an interview with ABC News
Aderrien said the bullet ‘felt like a Taser, like a big punch to the chest’ and said he thought he was going to die
Aderrien Murry was woken around 4am on May 20 to the sound of his mother’s ex-boyfriend behaving threateningly outside the house (pictured) so he was told to call the police .
When asked what song he sang, Aderrien replied, “No weapon formed against me shall prosper”, referring to the Bible verse, Isaiah 54:17: “No weapon formed against you shall prosper.”
His mother, Nakala Murry, has called for the cop who shot her son to be charged and fired.
She said she gave her son the phone and asked him to call his grandmother after saying they woke up, heard a knock on the window and saw her ex-boyfriend standing outside .
“I noticed he was a bit angry. And having dealt with him in the past, I know his angry version, what that could lead to,” she said. said Good Morning America.
Aderrien called 911 and his grandmother, who in turn also called 911.
Nakala claimed that when the officer arrived he “had his gun pointed at the front door and asked those inside the house to come out.”
“One time he was like walking out with his hands up, that time is when my son came out,” she said.
She also opened up about when she put her hand on her son’s wound to apply pressure while he “singed gospel songs and prayed while bleeding.”
“He was like, ‘I don’t want to die,’ that’s what he was saying,” his mother said. “I said, ‘You’re not gonna die, baby, you’re not gonna die, just keep talking.
She previously said the officer who fired the gun also tried to help her by putting his hand over hers in an attempt to stop Aderrien’s bleeding.
Mississippi police officer Greg Capers, accused of shooting an 11-year-old boy in the chest after he dialed 911 for help, has been suspended without pay
Aderrien called 911 and his grandmother when his mother’s ex-boyfriend came to the house and the family felt threatened
The family have hired a lawyer, Carlos Moore (pictured), to help them file the lawsuit against the city
Indianola Mayor Ken Featherstone said last week that police officer Greg Capers fired the shot that hit Aderrien.
Capers has been suspended pending an investigation, an Indianola Police Department source told DailyMail.com.
Aderrien suffered a collapsed lung, fractured ribs and lacerated liver from the shooting and was placed on a ventilator at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
The family hired a lawyer, Carlos Moore, to help them file a lawsuit against the city.
Moore told CNN“We believe the city and the officer should be liable to Aderrien Murray, for the damages they caused.”
The attorney’s request for release of body camera footage of the incident was denied due to an “ongoing investigation” by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.
But Moore said he was told there was video of the shooting captured at a nearby gas station.
The MBI released a statement after the shooting saying it was “currently evaluating this critical incident and gathering evidence” and would deliver its findings to the state attorney general’s office after completing the investigation.