Mom of autistic boy shot by cops says he was ‘scared’ and running away

Mom of autistic boy shot by cops says he was ‘scared’ and running away


The distraught mother of a 13-year-old Utah boy with autism demanded answers Wednesday about why officers shot him numerous times when she called for help.

“He was scared. He was running,” Golda Barton told the East Idaho News.

“I just want to know why they would do such a thing,”she said of the Salt Lake City Police Department.

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“Like, why … why didn’t you do anything else, anything else,” she said.

Barton’s son, Linden Cameron, who has Asperger’s syndrome, remained at a local children’s hospital after being shot on Friday night.

“Linden said you know what mommy, they didn’t hurt me. I didn’t feel it. I’m a Superman,” Barton told the paper.

The mom said she’d called cops for help because the yelling, screaming boy was suffering a mental breakdown.

But when cops knocked at the door of the family’s Glendale home, Linden fled the house in fear, she said.

She was in her car when she heard the

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