Legend Smalls Wiki – Accidentally Shot Child
Legend Smalls was shot on March 3 by the police chasing a suspect of robbery. His family’s lawyer said that part of the skull was removed to relieve the swelling in the brain of a 1-year-old boy who was accidentally shot by a police officer in Texas.
Police say the boy named Legend Smalls was shot on March 3 by Houston police officers chasing an armed robbery suspect who jumped into Daisha Smalls’ car. Smalls is the mother of the child.
The family’s lawyer said, “They had to remove part of his skull to deal with the swelling of his brain. They also had to remove the lead from his brain. He has had multiple seizures – more than 10 seizures. He’s still fighting for his life,” Ben Crump said at a press conference on Tuesday.
“He’s still having trouble breathing on his own. He stayed on the ventilator for 10 days. But little Legend is strong, little Legend is fighting,” he added.
Smalls spoke on Tuesday about his son’s situation while staying in the pediatric intensive care unit. “My son fights for his life every day … Baby, he didn’t deserve it,” she said.
The incident occurred around 23:30. At a Chevron gas station in Houston.
Houston Police Department said Legend’s mother was parked at a pump at the station and was outside of her vehicle when the suspect entered.
Smalls, 19, said in a briefing Tuesday that his car was in the driver’s seat when the suspect jumped and sat on it.
The police opened fire on the boy Legend, as well as the suspect sitting in the back seat. Police said the suspect died from his injuries. They knew he was in the car, but still, knowing there was a Black woman in the car, they fired anyway, “Crump Tuesday,” Her life is important. “She said.
Crump said he and his family will meet with HPD to get body footage of the shoot.
In the incident, officers followed the suspect for about three miles. Police said at a press conference on March 4 that a black Mercedes used by the suspect was likely linked to two serious robberies. The Houston police department issued a statement Tuesday evening saying the agency “hoped and prayed for the full and speedy recovery of the Legend”. . The department said the officers feared the mother’s safety when the suspect tried to smuggle her into the car. Police said the police who shot the suspect and the child were 15 years old HPD veterans and were on administrative leave due to the investigation.
“Me and Deputy Managing Director Troy Finner went personally to the hospital to check on the baby and meet his mother,” Chief Art Acevedo said on Tuesday.
The case is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigation Unit and the Home Affairs Division. She said that the Harris County District Attorney was conducting a separate investigation according to the shooting protocol with which the officer was involved.