It seems the more we scream against police brutality the worse it gets. Because another young teen is currently in a coma after he was shot by cops for refusing to drop the “broomstick” he with him.
According to St. Louis Tribune, Abdi Mohamed was shot in his upper and lower torso on Saturday night. And his currently in critical condition after undergoing surgery.
According to the Salt Lake Police, officers were responding to a call downtown when they were alerted to an assault in progress, according to police. Officers saw two males “with metal objects attacking a male victim” near 250 S. Rio Grande St., the Salt Lake City Police Department said in a statement Sunday afternoon. “Officers confronted the two suspects and ordered them to drop the weapons. One of the males complied and dropped the weapon, the other continued to advance on the victim and was shot by officers.”
But their account is disputed by a brother of the victim, Selam Mohammad, 19, who told The Salt Lake Tribune that the shooting victim and a man were in a confrontation, and that the victim was holding part of a broomstick at his side when officers ran up.
“They told him to put it down, once,” Mohammad said, and “started shooting him as soon as he turned around.” Mohammad said the police fired four times and that the teenager was hit in the chest and stomach.
The 17-year-old is being screened for criminal charges, according to Salt Lake City police. While The two officers involved in the shooting were wearing active body cameras. The footage has been turned over to investigators.
The incident led to public outrage and clashes with police before it was quelled by cops with Riot gear.
Is it that the police doesn’t have a better way of restraining suspects or the bullet is just the easiest way for them to down young men in their prime?. This kid is just 17 and when did a broomstick turn into a shot gun?. SMH