A 13-year-old autistic boy has been shot 11 times by police who were called to his house by the teenager’s mother.
Bodycam footage of the incident – which took place on 4 September in Salt Lake City, Utah – has been released, along with 911 calls.
Linden Cameron survived the shooting but is in a serious condition in hospital, his mother Golda Barton said.
He suffered broken bones and pierced organs and is “lucky to be alive”, the family lawyer, Zach Weyher, said.
Ms Barton, who called 911 asking for help getting her son to hospital for help with his mental health issues, said she had believed police attending would use “the most minimal force possible”
Linden, who has Asperger’s, a form of autism, was experiencing a crisis, she said, but was unarmed.
But Ms Barton warned police that her son said earlier that day that he had a gun and had threatened to shoot her male co-worker and break windows in the house, the video showed.