Video shows Utah police shooting boy with autism after mother sought help

Salt Lake City 13-year-old remains in hospital after mother called 911, requesting mental health worker

A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism was shot by police after his mother asked for help getting him hospital mental health treatment and officers agreed to talk with him, police footage released Monday showed.

The videos show Salt Lake City officers chasing him down an alley after they arrive at his home, then yelling at him to get on the ground. The boy collapses after a series of shots ring out. He survived but suffered broken bones and pierced organs, the family’s attorney has said. He remains hospitalized.

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