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Mississippi police shoot Black teenager in the head outside store

A Black teenager in Mississippi was taken off life support days after Gulfport police shot him in the head outside a discount store, and his relatives are questioning officers’ actions.

Jaheim McMillan, 15, was shot on Thursday. The Harrison county coroner, Brian Switzer, confirmed to the Sun Herald that the Gulfport high school freshman died on Saturday after he was taken off life support at USA University hospital in Mobile, Alabama. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday, Switzer said.

A still from police body camera video shows a teen boy sitting in a car with a hamburger in his hands looking toward the open car door. McMillan’s mother, Katrina Mateen, told WLOX-TV that when she arrived at the store after her son was shot, officers handcuffed her and walked her across the street.

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