Kenyan Boy Battles For His Life After Being Shot 4 Times By US Police For Holding A Broomstick
Latest to victim of police brutality is a 17 year old Kenyan boy, Abdi Mohamed who was gunned down by police for not dropping a ‘broomstick’ when arguing with a with a man near a homeless shelter in Salt Lake City. Mohammed who is father of one is now fighting for his life in a coma after the being shot in the chest and stomach four times.
The altercation immediately sparked an uproar as residents took to the streets to protest screaming at officers and throwing rocks, bottles and other debris at officers. Mohamed’s friend, Selam Mohammed, who was stood next to him at the time, claims the officers only gave the boy one chance to drop the broomstick in his hand.
‘The police said ‘drop it’ once, then they shot him four times,’
Mohammed told Fox News.
Mohamed, who lives with his girlfriend and their son, moved to the States from Kenya 10 years ago.
Here are the photos from protest :
Credit : AP