I advise to wait for the gun residue tests to come in prior to burning down your neighborhood and running with Al Sharpton’s orders.
Chicago police officers said they had no choice but to shoot a teenager after shots were fired at them late Wednesday, but the victim’s family said it’s a case of mistaken identity.
Tykwon Davis’ family admits the 17-year-old has had some problems — he’d recently been released from juvenile jail — but they’re adamant the boy didn’t point a gun at officers and say his injuries prove that.
“He didn’t shoot the police. They shot him,” Davis’ mother, said Willette Middleton, told NBC Chicago outside John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where the teen was in critical condition at 6 a.m. “They shot him five times, for no reason, in the back.”
Middleton said her son was running away from gunfire when he was hit.
Officers said they were conducting a traffic stop at about 11 p.m. on the 5100 block of South Wood Street, in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, when they saw two males shooting at each other from opposite sides of the street. The officers saw the muzzle flashes of the gun, according to Fraternal Order of Police Spokesman Pat Camden.
Read more: NBC Chicago