The mother of the 17-year-old boy who was critically wounded in a Wichita police shooting yesterday says that the police are lying about the circumstances that led to her son being shot.
Tiffany Ford posted this video of her son in the hospital, and says that this information “needs to get out”.
In a separate post, Ford states that the police and media are lying about her son having a gun, and that he was shot in the back while running away.
According to initial reports by the Wichita Police Department, officers were pursuing a vehicle they mistakenly thought to be connected to a homicide in NE Wichita, when that vehicle pulled into Wichita West High School’s parking lot.
Police claim that a young man exited the vehicle, ran towards the doors to the school, and that the person was holding a gun. The police state that they ordered the young man to drop the gun, and then opened fire on him.
Three other people that were in the car have been taken into police custody, for questioning.
At this time, the police department has not stated whether or not the officer was wearing a body camera. The City Manager has repeatedly stated that the goal is to have every officer equipped with an Axon body mounted camera by the end of this year.
There are security cameras at Wichita West High School, two specifically in the vicinity where the shooting occurred.