A man whose 13-year-old son was shot by a Seattle police officer has contradicted the officer’s version of the shooting, the Seattle Post-Intelligence reports. George Trotman of Seattle, the boy’s father, said his son complied with the officer’s command to put up his hands and was shot for no reason.
Earlier, Seattle police officials told reporters that the youth was shot when the officer thought he was trying to pull a gun from his pants. What was thought to be a weapon turned out to be a cellular phone in a black case. The boy was taken to a Seattle hospital where he was reported to be in satisfactory condition.