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Black man ‘mistakenly’ shot by Indiana police officer

25 August 2016 7:35

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An African American man has been shot by US police in the state of Indiana, where he remains hospitalized to fight for his life.

The 48-year-old man identified as Carl Williams was shot by a senior cop, identified as Christopher Mills, who was called to his home in Indianapolis to deal with a reported car-jacking case.

The police officer, who is said to have nine years of experience, opened fire on the man as he allegedly, mistook him for the assailant.

 

The use of unnecessary force by police against African Americans in cities from Ferguson to Baltimore and New York has sparked nationwide protests in the past two years, giving birth to the Black Lives Matter movement.

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