An African American teenager has been taken off life support days after he was shot in the head by Mississippi police. According to reports, the victim's name was Jaheim McMillan, and he was 15 years old.
McMillan was reportedly shot on Thursday of last week while in the parking lot of a local Family Dollar store in Gulfport, Mississippi, the state's second-largest city.
According to a report, Gulfport police stated that the shooting took place around 2:30 p.m. Cops arrived at the scene after getting calls that numerous minors were waving guns at people in their vehicles.
When law enforcement reportedly arrived, the minors "fled the vehicle." Following this, an officer engaged with an alleged arm suspect who was later named as McMillan. As Gulfport Police Chief Adam Cooper claimed, this resulted in shots being fired. The teen "was transported to a local area hospital suffering from a single gunshot wound."
Video footage captured the aftermath of the incident, where police officers were seen handcuffing McMillan after he had been shot.
While the officer in question has reportedly been placed on "non-enforcement duties" as McMillan's family still demands answers.
One bystander witnessed the incident in its entirety and described what happened. "I saw the cop shoot the guy... I did not see a gun on him... He was coming out of the store with his hands up," she said.
Other clips showed McMillan's mother approaching the hospital, begging to go inside. Initially, the officer at the hospital reportedly told family members that their loved one had passed away. Shortly after, he claimed he did not know.
Watch the clips below.