Police shooting: Black Mississippi teen dies



A Black teenager in Mississippi has died days after Gulfport police shot him within the head outdoors a reduction retailer, and his kin are questioning officers’ actions.

Jaheim McMillan, 15, was shot Thursday. Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer confirmed to the Sun Herald that the Gulfport High School freshman died Saturday after he was taken off life help at USA University Hospital in Mobile, Alabama. An post-mortem is scheduled for Tuesday, Switzer stated.

McMillan is survived by his mom, Katrina Mateen. She advised WLOX-TV that when she arrived on the retailer after her son was shot, officers handcuffed her and walked her throughout the road.

Gulfport police stated in a information launch that the capturing occurred after they responded to a 911 name about a number of minors waving weapons at different motorists. Officers pulled the minors over within the car parking zone of a Family Dollar retailer.

Gulfport Police Chief Adam Cooper stated an officer engaged an armed suspect, since recognized as McMillan, leading to photographs being fired. The police division has not launched the race of the officer.

McMillan’s household does not imagine he was armed, and their supporters are calling for the discharge of digicam footage of the capturing.

McMillan was initially taken to Memorial Hospital at Gulfport however was transferred to the Mobile hospital, the place he subsequently died shortly earlier than 5 p.m. Saturday.

In a video taken by a bystander after the photographs have been fired, McMillan may very well be seen on the bottom in entrance of the door to the shop. A witness stated police handcuffed {the teenager} after he had been shot. Cooper stated police took 4 different suspects, all believed to be minors, into custody, and a number of other firearms have been recovered from the scene.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is analyzing the capturing of McMillan. MBI investigates all police shootings within the state, and the lawyer common’s workplace is accountable for any prosecutions.


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