Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hector Morejon, Unarmed Teen Shot and Killed By Police, Cried For His Mother

'Mommy, Mommy, Please Come'

David Lohr, HuffPost
Posted: 04/28/2015 6:05 pm EDT

Lucia Morejon cannot escape the haunting memory she has of the final desperate words spoken to her by her teenage son after he was shot by police: "Mommy, Mommy, please come, please come."

Hector Morejon, the youngest of five children, made that plea for help after he was shot by a Long Beach, California, police officer, who allegedly thought the 19-year-old was in possession of a firearm Thursday afternoon.

The teen, who Lucia Morejon's attorney says was unarmed, directed the cries for help toward his mother when she saw him in an ambulance directly after the shooting.

His final words to his mother came, the attorney alleges, after police denied Lucia Morejon access to her son before the ambulance drove away.

"He was reaching for her -- reaching out to her for help," lawyer Sonia Mercado told The Huffington Post. "She identified herself as his mother, expecting to ride with him to the hospital, but they refused to let her in."

The chilling words -- "Mommy, Mommy, please come, please come" -- are the same words Lucia Morejon hears when she closes her eyes today, five days after her son's death, Mercado said.

(More here.)


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