The 11-year-old Mississippi boy who was shot by police after calling 911 is speaking about the shocking incident. Aderrien Murry was shot in the chest on May 20 by Indianola Police Officer Greg Capers, who responded to the boy's home on reports of a domestic disturbance, according to officials.
Aderrien told Good Morning America co-anchor DeMarco Morgan he came outside with his hands raised over his head as directed. That's when Capers opened fire, according to the boy's mother, Nakala Murry.
"It felt like a Taser, like a big punch to the chest," he recounted, adding that he ran to Murry after he was shot. "I was bleeding -- bleeding from my mouth. Then I would just remember singing a song."
Murry previously told reporters her ex-boyfriend and father of one of her kids showed up at her home "irate" around 4 a.m. She reportedly gave her son a phone to call the police, and Aderrien also dialed his grandmother. The mother said the ex-boyfriend told her to stay inside the house since police allegedly tried breaking in.
Murry also remembers the heart-stopping moments her 11-year-old child was shot.
“I heard a shot and I saw my son run out toward where we were," she recalled. “[Aderrien] fell, bleeding."
Aderrien was rushed to the hospital with a collapsed lung, fractured ribs, and a lacerated liver. He was later released from the hospital. The ex-boyfriend was arrested after the shooting but let go since Murry didn't file a police report.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said they're investigating the incident and will share their findings with the Mississippi Attorney's General Office. Capers has been placed on paid administrative leave amid the investigation, but Aderrien's family wants him fired.
“We believe that the city and the officer should be liable to Aderrien Murray for the damages they have caused,” Carlos Moore, the attorney representing the family, said.