The lawyer representing a New Jersey teenager who was shot 7 times by Trenton police says his client was unarmed.
Attorney Samuel A. Anyan, Jr. told NJ.com 14-year-old Radazz Hearns is "lucky to be alive."
The teenager was walking down the street with 2 other males when an unmarked car pulled up beside them and 2 men jumped out with guns.
Radazz ran off and the police opened fire, hitting him 7 times. The police fired at least 10 shots.
Anyan told NJ.com. “We’ll be seeking justice. This appears to be an unjustified shooting.”
Radazz is in stable condition at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.
The attorney general's office told reporters two New Jersey state troopers were investigating a report of shots being fired.
But witnesses say the officers were wearing plain clothes and they arrived in an unmarked car.
“I don’t think those little boys had no clue what was going on,” witness Rhonda Tirado told NJ.com. “I think they was at the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Tirado disputed police claims that Radazz was reaching for something in his waistband. She said she saw him grab his waistband to keep his baggy sweatpants from falling down.
“Those police were amped and they didn’t give that little boy a chance,” Tirado told NJ.com.
“There was no room for no chase. They just shot that little boy right there.”