STORY: Aderrien Murry, who called police at the request of his mother, was unarmed and following instructions from Indianola officer Greg Capers when Capers shot him in the chest early Saturday (May 20) morning, family attorney Carlos Moore said.
The boy had called police to the home after his mother, Nakala Murry, was threatened by a man at 4 a.m. local time, but Capers "escalated the situation," Moore said.
The man was his father, ABC News reported, citing Murry.
Moore called for bodycam video to be released and objected to Capers being placed on paid leave pending the investigation. A small group of protesters held a sit-in protest with the family at city hall on Thursday morning.
"We are demanding justice. An 11-year-old Black boy in the city of Indianola came within an inch of losing his life," Moore said. "He had done nothing wrong and everything right."
Murry was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for treatment and released on Wednesday (May 24), CNN reported.
The police department was not available for comment.