ttorney for 11-year-old Mississippi boy shot by police says there's 'no way' he could have been mistaken for an adult

An attorney for an 11-year-old Mississippi boy who was shot by a police officer after he called 911 for help said Thursday there was "no way" the boy could have been mistaken for an adult.The attorney, Carlos Moore, is asking for "a full and transparent investigation" of the shooting. Aderrien Murry is recovering after being released from the hospital, according to his family, who has called for the officer to be fired and charged with the shooting. The boy is traumatized and will require counseling, according to Moore.Aderrien was shot in the chest by an Indianola Police Department officer early Saturday morning while the officer was responding to a domestic disturbance call at the child's home, according to his mother, Nakala Murry, and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.Moore told CNN Thursday there is "no way" the boy could have been mistaken by the officer for the adult who was the subject of the 911 call - a man "over 6 feet tall.""This 11-year-old child was about 4 feet 10 it looks like and so he could not have been confused," Moore said. "So we don't know what happened, but we do know this officer's actions were reckless, very reckless, and could have led to the loss of life." Moore said the boy "did everything right" the morning of the shooting and described him as "a good student" who obeyed his mother's request that he call the police for assistance.

"No child should ever be subjected to such violence at the hands of those who are sworn to protect and serve," Moore said in a statement earlier Thursday." We must demand justice for this young boy and his family. We cannot allow another senseless tragedy like this to occur. We must come together as a community to demand change and accountability from our law enforcement officials." The circumstances of the shooting are under investigation.

Moore, the boy's mother and others held a sit-in protest Thursday morning at Indianola City Hall. A march and rally to demand the firing of the officer and the release of body-camera footage is planned for Saturday."We are demanding justice," Moore said outside City Hall on Thursday morning before the sit-in. "An 11-year-old Black boy in the city of Indianola came within an inch of losing his life. He had done nothing wrong and everything right." The Indianola Police department on Friday referred all questions regarding the incident to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, which has declined to comment beyond a short statement released last weekend.

The boy was seriously injured and suffered a collapsed lung, fractured ribs and a lacerated liver from the shooting. He was released from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson on Wednesday, hospital spokesperson Annie Oeth said."He still has lots of questions," Moore said of the boy on Thursday. "He is emotionally distraught. He is glad to be alive."Murry said her son is "blessed" to be alive and is asking why the police shot him.Murry told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday that arriving officers yelled "Open the door, open the door," and when she opened it, an officer outside was holding up a gun, telling her to come outside.Murry told the show she stepped outside and walked toward the end of a driveway, where her mother was, and then "heard a shot and I saw my son run out towards where we were." He then fell, bleeding from a gunshot wound, she said.The officer who fired the shot told her that he had shot Aderrien after he came around a corner, she told the show.Moore told CNN he met Aderrien in person for the first time on Thursday and described him as being "in good spirits" but "still shocked about what happened."He added, "He is afraid of the police. He is still in pain."Moore said the police department has yet to contact the boy's mother.