SALT LAKE CITY: A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism was shot by police after his mother asked for help getting him to a hospital and officers agreed to talk with him, police footage released Monday showed.
The videos show officers firing at him as they chased him from his home down an alley. The boy then collapses to the ground, moaning, I dont feel good. I dont feel good. His mother had asked for him to be hospitalized for help with his mental health issues.
The Sept. 4 shooting occurred after his mother Golda Barton warned police that her son said earlier that day that he had a gun and had threatened to shoot her male coworker and break windows in the house. But she told officers she thought it was a BB gun or pellet gun.
Officers said they would have to proceed as though the boy did have access to a real gun and…