A Mississippi group is outraged after 15-year-old Jaheim McMillan died after being shot by Gulfport Police Division.
In accordance with court docket paperwork obtained by WLOX, Jaheim McMillan and 4 different teenagers had been approached by a police officer on Thursday, October sixth, after a name got here in and acknowledged a Kia Soul was driving recklessly, rolled down their window, and was “flipping them off.”
The paperwork additionally state that “the caller and his passenger stated they noticed the fitting rear passenger within the Kia Soul brandished a firearm” at a crimson mild and in addition placed on a “camouflage ski masks” and pointed a gun at them. Ultimately, the caller was capable of lose the Kia Soul.
Shortly after, police noticed a Kia Soul that matched the outline made by the caller within the car parking zone of a Household Greenback.
In accordance with police, an officer approached an “armed” suspect, McMillan, which led to pictures fired by the officer. McMillan was shot within the head and rushed to Memorial Hospital, the place he was later pronounced useless.
Eyewitness Provides Alleged Account Of What Occurred
An eyewitness account of the incident contradicts police stories. A lady by the title of Deborah Stout was recorded saying she didn’t see McMillan with a gun and his arms had been up when he was shot.
I noticed the cop shoot the man. I didn’t see a gun on him, she acknowledged. He was popping out of the shop along with his arms up. I had simply pulled in, and I noticed what occurred.
Mary Spivery, mom to Kyion Bell and one of many teenagers within the automotive with McMillan, acknowledged her son instructed her that McMillan didn’t have a gun.
I stated, ‘So why did they are saying Jaheim had a gun?’ Spivery stated. He was like, ‘Mama, Jaheim didn’t have a gun.
The decision ended shortly after.
The 4 associates with McMillan had been arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and a bond of $500,000. It’s additionally reported that weapons had been confiscated as effectively.
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