Kenyan Boy Battles For His Life After Being Shot 4 Times By US Police For Holding A Broomstick

 

 Recent high-profile cases of unarmed black men dying at the hands of the US police have sparked protests and civil unrest in several American cities. Statistics reveal that Black people are three times more likely to be killed by police in the United States than white people.

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.

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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 :

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Police stop a boy as he walks away from a crowd that formed after an officer-involved shooting at 200 South Rio Grande Street in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. Unrest broke out in a Salt Lake City neighborhood on Saturday night after what appears to be a shooting involving a police officer, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. (Lennie Mahler/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
Police stop a boy as he walks away from a crowd that formed after an officer-involved shooting at 200 South Rio Grande Street in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. Unrest broke out in a Salt Lake City neighborhood on Saturday night after what appears to be a shooting involving a police officer, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. (Lennie Mahler/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

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A woman holds a young boy as a crowd of people clash with police following an officer-involved shooting at 200 South Rio Grande Street in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. Unrest broke out in a Salt Lake City neighborhood on Saturday night after what appears to be a shooting involving a police officer, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. (Lennie Mahler/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
A woman holds a young boy as a crowd of people clash with police following an officer-involved shooting at 200 South Rio Grande Street in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. Unrest broke out in a Salt Lake City neighborhood on Saturday night after what appears to be a shooting involving a police officer, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. (Lennie Mahler/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

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