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Jerry Smith Jr.: An unarmed man being shot by two police officers

Jerry Smith Jr. said he didn't know why police shot at him as he was not armed
Posted on December 4, 2018,at 1:15 AM
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A man who was shot by Milwaukee police on August 31, 2017 is now speaking out on newly obtained body camera video of the incident.

The officers in Wisconsin are under investigation for shooting Jerry Smith Jr, 19, after cornering him on a garage rooftop at a residence in Milwaukee.

Smith Jr said a bullet  was still in his hip in November and he will suffer permanent partial paralysis in his right leg, Milwaukee news station TMJ4 reported.

"I still got the bullet inside me," said Jerry Smith Jr., the man shot by police.

He says he's needed a wheelchair since leaving the hospital in September. His right leg remains numb and he says the bullet that hit his hip is now lodged in his pelvis. 

He was also grazed by a bullet on his head.

"I ain't never thought that was gonna happen to me," he said. "I didn't think I'd be in a wheelchair." 

According to police, officers were sent to 29th and Wisconsin on Aug. 31 because someone said there was a man with a gun. 

They found a man matching the description who then fled on foot and led them to the roof of a garage.

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