‘They shot at a car full of unarmed minors,’ Goodman said. ‘A car full of unarmed children. Like who in the world can’t see that this is a 9-year-old? Who can’t see that this is a child? They look like children. They are babies. What was the purpose of shooting?’ – Children’s dad
Georgia police reportedly shot at a car filled with five black siblings aged 9, 12, 14, 15 and 16 years on Saturday
The five siblings were in the car, driven by the eldest brother, on their way home from Walmart at about 8am in Waycross, Georgia
The officers then pistol whipped the 15-year-old boy after they pulled them over for a ‘traffic violation’
The children said police started following them, but didn’t turn on their lights to pull them over until they were near their home
The three younger children – a boy aged 9, and two girls aged 12 and 14, said their older brothers told them to get out of the car and run for help, which is when an officer shot at them
A second officer also shot at the car with the teen boys still driving, hitting te rear
The oldest of the siblings, 15 and 16, were still in the car were when they were arrested
The 15-year-old said that an officer hit him in the eye with his gun with his hands up, and that the other officer tasered him in the back during the incident he is
The teen was charged with possession of a handgun by a minor, felony obstruction of an officer and removal or attempt to remove a firearm from an officer.
The two officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident
Officers from Waycross PD in Georgia have been accused of shooting at car full of children: The parents said that officers shot at a car containing five children, ages nine to 16, before arresting the two eldest children [left]. A 15-year-old [right] was wounded during the arrest
A family in Waycross, Georgia says police officers opened fire at a car containing five of their children ages nine to 16, shooting at the three youngest children as they exited the car and ran, before ramming the car itself and arresting the their two older brothers.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations [GBI], said in a statement that the Waycross Police Department called them in to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred in Waycross on Saturday at about am.
According to the GBI’s preliminary investigation, the incident began when Waycross officer saw a traffic violation at a cross street and attempted to get the car’s license plate number.