Gulfport teen Jaheim McMillan fatally shot by police
A Black teen was recently fatally shot by Gulf Port, Mississippi police.
The local community is outraged over the fatal police shooting of Jaheim McMillan, who was taken off life support on last Saturday after he was shot in the head last Thursday according to The Guardian. Police officers fatally shot McMillan outside of a Family Dollar store after responding to a call about minors flashing guns at motorists. After the shooting, eyewitnesses are speaking out and accusing the officers of misconduct.
“From where I was standing, I looked up, and Jaheim was moving in a slow motion by the door of the store,” the witness explained. “Then boom, I saw at least five shots go towards this boy’s direction.”
“The bullets were hitting all of the store windows and door, and it caught everybody’s attention,” they added. “I just saw his body drop, and my heart just broke.”
“H[is] hands were all the way up. He was scared out of his mind” another witness told The Shade Room.
“He was unarmed from every spot that I saw on him,” they added. “It was traumatizing knowing that was a child.”
They also said how McMillan was handcuffed after he was shot. The witness claims they did not see McMillan holding a weapon.
A Facebook post posted by McMillan’s family claims officers of mistreating them after the deadly shooting. They claim McMillan was taken off life support without his mother’s permission.
Four other teens in the car with McMillan were arrested on that day and charged with aggravated assault, WLOX reported. The case is now under investigation by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.