An Afghan teen has been hospitalized after police shot him twice in Tracy California on Friday. The 17-year-old Afghan national was armed with a knife and was reportedly chasing another person.
The police officer was dispatched to the scene after receiving of suspicious circumstances between the individuals. The officer stepped in after the boy failed to follow his command “stop and drop the knife”. The officer fired at the teen, a press release from the police department said.
A large knife was on the scene and an old guy was kicking it. The teenager was then rushed to a nearby hospital and is recovering, he has health insurance. The Tracy California police will provide further details about the criminal incident after the investigations are completed.
The officer shot the boy because he feared his safety and that of others around him is identified as C. Ramirez, according to Tracy Mountain Review.
The footage shows an old woman, and a few men probably Afghans gathering at the scene and shouting for help, while the alleged victim is laying down on the ground before he was taken to the hospital.
Tracy Police Chief Sekou Millington expressed his thoughts and sympathized with everyone involved in this tragic incident.
The incident comes days after five Memphis police officers were charged with murder and other crimes in the killing of Tyre Nichols, a motorist who died three days after a confrontation with the officers during a traffic stop.