Cop Gets Caught On Surveillance Video Shooting Unarmed Black Autistic Boy: Watch
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released a new footage this week of an off-duty Chicago Police officer pulling up to an autistic boy and shooting him after claiming that the boy was about to pull a gun on him.
According to ABC 7 Chicago, the video footage is from 2017, which shows Sgt. Khalil Muhammad shooting and injuring 18-year-old Ricardo Hayes.
In the footage, one can see Hayes standing on the sidewalk when Muhammad approaches him in his truck when all of a sudden gunshots are heard. Hayes then goes down on the ground.
The video then shows audio footage of Muhammad calling police officers to bring an ambulance. When asked about what happened, Muhammad said that he shot the teenager because he thought he was pulling a gun on him.
Muhammad’s claims were false. According to Hayes attorney, Gabriel Hardy, Hayes wasn’t doing anything wrong.
“Ricky wasn’t doing anything wrong,” he told ABC 7 Chicago. “He wasn’t breaking any laws. He wasn’t armed. He didn’t initiate contact with this officer.”
According to ABC 7 Chicago, Muhammad was suspended with pay following the incident.
Take a look at the shocking footage below: