A Mississippi community is outraged after 15-year-old Jaheim McMillan was shot and killed by the Gulfport Police Department.
According to court documents obtained by WLOXJaheim McMillan and four other teens were approached by a police officer on Thursday, October 6, after receiving a call saying a Kia Soul was driving recklessly, rolled down the window and was “turning them off.”
The documents also state that “the caller and his passenger said they saw the right rear passenger in the Kia Soul brandishing a firearm” at a red light and also donned a “camouflage balaclava” and pointed a gun at them. weapon. Ultimately, the caller was able to lose the Kia Soul.
Shortly thereafter, police spotted a Kia Soul matching the caller’s description in the parking lot of a Family Dollar.
According to police, an officer approached an “armed” suspect, McMillan, prompting the officer to fire. McMillan was shot in the head and rushed to Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Eyewitness gives alleged version of what happened
An eyewitness account of the incident contradicts police reports. A woman by the name of Deborah Stout was recorded saying that she did not see McMillan with a gun and that she had her hands up when he was shot.
I saw the cop shoot the guy. I didn’t see a weapon on him, she claimed. He came out of the store with his hands up. He had just walked in and I saw what happened.
Mary Spivery, mother of Kyion Bell and one of the teens in the car with McMillan, said her son told her McMillan didn’t have a gun.
I said, ‘So why did they say Jaheim had a gun?’ Spivery said. He told me, ‘Mom, Jaheim didn’t have a gun.
The call ended shortly after.
All four of McMillan’s friends were arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and held on $500,000 bond. It is also reported that weapons were also confiscated.
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