Los Angeles, CA — A disturbing video uploaded to Facebook this week is causing massive backlash against the LAPD. Hundreds of residents took to protesting Wednesday night after the video, which shows an LAPD officer pull a gun and fire off a shot at an unarmed 13-year-old boy, began going viral.
As the video begins, the officer, who has allegedly been identified by a source close to the Free Thought Project as Kevin J. Ferguson, is in a verbal dispute with the child.
According to the boy, the officer cursed at a girl who walked across his yard. When the boy protested the officer’s language, that is when he grabbed him, according to witnesses.
“That’s not what I said,” the officer replied.
“Shut the … up,” the officer said. “You weren’t even there.”
A struggle ensues and another teen rushes at the officer, sending him into some bushes. As the officer is dragging the 13-year-old through the hedge, he pulls out his gun and fires off a round.
Luckily no one was hit.
The officer was not arrested. However, the 13-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were both arrested. The 13-year-old’s parents got him out of the juvenile detention center Tuesday and immediately called the LAPD after they saw the video to dispute the official story.