Bodycam footage launched after 13-year-old boy shot and killed by police in New York | EUROtoday

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A neighborhood is grieving after a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed by a police officer in upstate New York on Friday night time.

The teenage sufferer was recognized as Nyah Mway, a member of the Karen refugee neighborhood who had graduated from eighth grade earlier that week.

In physique digicam footage launched by the division, Mway begins to run after an officer stated he was about to be patted down for a weapon, resulting in a short chase throughout which the boy flashed what appeared like a gun, in line with police and their slowed-down model of footage launched.

Footage taken shortly before the chase that ended in Mway’s death
Footage taken shortly earlier than the chase that resulted in Mway’s dying (Utica Police Department)

“During the course of his flight the juvenile displayed what appeared to be a handgun,” stated Utica Police Department in an announcement. Authorities later acknowledged it was a pellet gun that resembled a Glock handgun.

In the footage, an officer chasing Mway yells, “Gun!” and tackles him to the bottom. As authorities maintain Mway on the bottom, an officer shot his weapon as soon as, killing Mway.

The incident occurred after officers from the Utica Police Department stopped Mway and one other boy on a avenue in downtown Utica. Police say they stopped the boys round 10:15 p.m. on the 900 block of Shaw Street whereas trying to find the suspects in two theft investigations, described as “Asian males” or “one Asian male and one dark-skinned male.”

A GoFundMe fundraiser for the household, apparently began by Mway’s sibling, says that the household moved to the United States 9 years in the past looking for refugee from ethnic cleaning in Myanmar.

“My brother was returning home from an 8th grade graduation barbecue. He has never gotten in trouble with law enforcement before, he was a good kid,” the outline of the fundraiser says.

The mother of the 13 year old boy who was shot and killed by Utica Police cries after listening to a translator inside City Hall in Utica, New York, U.S. June 29, 2024.
The mom of the 13 yr outdated boy who was shot and killed by Utica Police cries after listening to a translator inside City Hall in Utica, New York, U.S. June 29, 2024. (by way of REUTERS)

The description goes on to query the police’s account of the occasions. It says that police informed Mway’s household that there was a “shoot out” once they knowledgeable them of the incident.

A member of the family informed The New York Times that police informed the mother and father their son was within the hospital however by the point they arrived he had already died.

Police say they stopped the 2 boys “based on the listed identifying factors” and that Mway was “walking in the roadway in violation of New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law 1156a,” which means that he was simply merely strolling within the street.

Officer Patrick Husnay, who shot Mway, and the three others concerned have been positioned on paid administrative go away.

The replica handgun police recovered from the scene
The reproduction handgun police recovered from the scene (City of Utica, NY Police Department)

“Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time. We will continue to be as transparent and accessible to the family and community as legally allowed as this process continues,” an announcement from the police division says.

Members of the local people have expressed outrage over the incident, demanding justice for the younger boy and his household.

“No justice, no peace,” folks yelled at City Hall on Saturday because the mayor and police chief gave a press convention.

A candlelight vigil was held for the teenage boy with locals bringing indicators, balloons, flowers and extra to honor Mway.

The Police Department, in addition to the New York Attorney General’s Office, will examine the matter. Utica metropolis and police officers informed locals they’d be “transparent” throughout their investigation.