3-Month-Old Baby Gunned Down in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Officials haven't yet said who's responsible for the shot that killed a 3-month-old baby when his father died in a shootout with police on a highway last week in Mississippi.
Activists with Black Lives Matter Mississippi are calling for the release of police body camera footage of what happened May 3 near Biloxi. Investigators won’t say whether any officers were wearing their body cameras at the time.
A group gathered Sunday by I-10, near the site of the shooting, to pay tribute to the life of infant La’Mello Parker and two people killed earlier May 3.
Authorities said Christin Parker, 32, and her nephew Brandon Parker, 26, were killed by La’Mello’s father, Eric Derrell Smith, in a domestic dispute, leading to the police chase and standoff in which Smith and the baby were killed.
A video taken by a bystander shows the final barrage of gunfire after more than a dozen law enforcement vehicles, blue lights flashing, pursued Smith’s car.
An autopsy determined that La’Mello Parker died of a single gunshot wound. The coroner of Harrison County, Mississippi told The Associated Press last week Biloxi police investigators would compare the bullet to the weapons fired at the scene to try to determine the source of the fatal shot.
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