We speak with St. Louis activist BGyrl about the officer-involved shooting of Brandon Claxton in St. Louis Missouri.
Brandon Claxton, 16, is one of the most recent victims of police shootings. The incident, which took place between him and St. Louis Police on Saturday evening, has left the young man paralyzed.
Police were called to investigate the possible possession of a stolen weapon when they began their interaction with the young man, who was a suspect in the crime. Claxton then began to run away from officers, who suspected he had the weapon on his person. This is where the accounts of police and witnesses vary widely.
Police say that Brandon then took out the weapon and pointed it at officers, at which point one of them got a bad case of safety fear and fired approximately four shots at the teenager, causing him serious injury.
Witnesses, however, claim that they did not see any gun or gun pointing leading up to the police shooting. Although a gun was retrieved from the scene, those watching did not see it until after the shooting took place.