The family of an 11-year-old Mississippi boy police shot after he called 911 for help demands the responding officer be fired and charged with the shooting.

Aderrien Murray was reportedly shot in the chest early Saturday by an Indianola police officer who responded to a domestic disturbance call at the boy’s home. NBC News reported the family’s attorney demanded a full investigation into the incident.

“This should not have happened,” Carlos Moore said. “The main question [Aderrien] has been asking is why did this happen to me? The child suffered a collapsed lung, lacerated liver and fractured ribs. … He’s blessed to have survived but he’s still in pain emotionally and mentally.”

According to CNN, the young boy was released from the hospital and is now recovering at home with his family. However, Moore said Aderrien is traumatized from the incident and will require counseling.

A group of protesters gathered Thursday at Indianola City Hall, calling for the police officer to be held accountable for shooting an unarmed Black boy.

Moore argued against claims that police had mistaken the 11-year-old for the adult who was the subject of the 911 call. He also stated the person of interest was “over 6 feet tall,” and the young boy did not fit the description.

“This 11-year-old child was about 4 feet 10 it looks like and so he could not have been confused,” Moore told CNN. “So we don’t know what happened, but we do know this officer’s actions were reckless, very reckless, and could have led to the loss of life.”

“No child should ever be subjected to such violence at the hands of those who are sworn to protect and serve,” Moore said in a statement.
The boy’s mother, Nakala Murry, said she instructed Aderrien to call 911 after the father of one of her children was at her home “irate” around 4 a.m. Saturday.

Murray said the officer arrived at the home with his gun drawn and demanded everyone inside the home step outside, per CNN. The officer shot from outside the house and struck Aderrien in the chest as he entered the living room.

“Once he came from around the corner, he got shot,” Murry said. “I cannot grasp why. The same cop that told him to come out of the house. (Aderrien) did, and he got shot. He kept asking, ‘Why did he shoot me? What did I do wrong?'” she said.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation conducted a probe into the shooting.

Moore has demanded body camera footage be released. However, he was denied since it is an ongoing investigation.

“MBI is currently assessing this critical incident and gathering evidence. Upon completing the investigation, agents will share their findings with the Attorney General’s Office,” the agency said.