A Georgia household stated cops shot at a car stuffed with black youngsters, one as younger as 9, in response to a report.
The incident unfolded in Waycross, Ga. as 5 kids, ranging in age from 9 to 16, have been headed house from a Walmart about eight a.m. Saturday and a police car began to observe them, Dominique Goodman Sr. instructed a neighborhood tv station.
Three of the youngest children within the car instructed News4Jax a police car turned on its lights to drag them over. The 12-year-old stated the older teenagers have been scared, and instructed the three youngest to get out, run house and get their father.
That’s when cops began taking pictures, in response to the 9-year-old who stated a bullet whizzed by his head.
Goodman stated he went exterior after listening to gunfire and noticed the children working towards him.
“We go within the again, we open the door, we see my 9-year-old, my 12-year-old and a 14-year-old working from the police behind them with gunshots coming behind them,” Goodman instructed the TV station. “We go down the road and we see our 15-year-old and our 16-year-old on the bottom.”
The children have been slated to go to a soccer event in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday which is about 90 minutes south of Waycross, he stated. Two of the youngsters have been speculated to play within the event, he added.
“They shot at a car stuffed with unarmed minors. A car stuffed with unarmed youngsters. Like, who on this planet can’t see that it is a 9-year-old? Who can’t see that it is a youngster? They appear like youngsters,” Goodman stated. “They are infants. What was the aim of taking pictures?”
Goodman stated he was traumatized by the taking pictures at the arms of police officers.
“Why are you taking pictures at a 9-year-old, a 12-year-old, a 14-year-old in case you’re not attempting to kill them. You are a educated shooter. You have been attempting to kill my youngsters,” Goodman stated to the TV reporter in a video of the interview filmed by UnEdited Real Talk Right Now.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation stated it was probing the incident at the request of native police.
The GBI stated that preliminary info indicated a Waycross police officer observed a visitors violation after which noticed three children, age 9, 12 and 14, run from the car.
“A second officer responded to help whereas the primary officer adopted the three minors in his automobile. As the second officer started to method the automobile from the entrance, the automobile drove in the direction of him. The officer fired a number of occasions at the automobile,” the GBI stated in a information launch.
The two teenagers within the car, ages 15 and 16, bought out whereas it was nonetheless in drive, and there was an “altercation” between the youthful teen and a police officer, the GBI stated.
The teen was “ultimately secured in handcuffs. He was handled by EMS for minor accidents from the altercation,” GBI stated.
A girl posted on Facebook that her brother was “pistol whipped” by police.
“My brother was man dealt with pulled out the car probably tased and pistol whipped, however no accidents?” Savannah Boyd wrote.
No officers have been harm through the incident.