Linden Cameron is going through the hardest time of his life. Police fired at a 13-year-old boy with autism leaving him severely injured. The body camera footage recently shows the moment Salt Lake City Police officers fired nearly a dozen shots including the boy with autism, Linden Cameron.
The investigations are underway into the shooting of Linden Cameron.
Linden shouted “I don’t feel good,” on the video. At one point, he said, “Tell my mom I love her.”
The bullets tore his shoulder, both ankles, intestines, and bladder. His mother said that he was running away from Police out of my fear.
His mother, Golden Barton, said that they could have tackled him.
Linden did not like police or gun. Barton said she called 911 that her son required help as he was having a breakdown. She asked the crisis intervention officer.
CBS News reported that she said,
“My son has severe, severe, uh — he does not like cops at all, and so that’s why we need a mental health worker. He sees the badge and he automatically thinks like, you’re gonna kill him or he has to defend himself in some way.” She was heard saying in the video after four police officers arrived.
Barton said that he might have a prop gun.
His father said that Linden has been a great guy and it is going to take a lot of effort to rebuild him. However, he said that he is sure that, he is going to grow as a fine young man.
The officer who shot Linden has been under administrative leave. Chief Mike Brown said that they want to be a partner with those who provide mental health services. He asserted that as a community, they need to work forward.
Brown however did not explain what was the need to shoot Linden Cameron.