Police shoot boy, 13, holding BB Gun
Police brutally and overaggressive behavior seems to continue across the country, as a 13-year-old boy was shot eight times by police in Chicago on Monday night.
According to reports, 13-year-old Jimmell Cannon was in serious to critical condition after being shot eight times by Chicago police officers, who said the boy was holding a BB gun.
Cannon’s family deny police’s reports, saying the boy was unarmed.
My Fox Chicago reports:
Police said they were called to the area at about 11 p.m.
Monday to investigate shots fired.
They saw the boy, who matched a description. Police said he had a weapon and refused to drop it when police told him to.
The boy’s parents, Kenyatta Cannon and Jimmy Porter, said the boy wasn’t holding anything and had his hands in the air when he was shot.
They said their family was attending a birthday party at Kenyatta Cannon’s mother’s house Monday night and Jimmel’s little brother was with him when the shooting happened.
Jimmel’s parents said the boy was supervised at the time of the incident, as well.
With varying sides to this story, we’ll have to see how this story develops, and pray that 13-year-old Jimmell Cannon pulls through.
This shooting comes a week after police in Oakland shot and killed a man over a $2 bus fare. See that story here.