Another youth has died at the hands of law enforcement, this time in Arkansas outside a youth treatment center.
Aries Clark, 16 was shot and killed at East Arkansas Youth Services on Tuesday, an emergency shelter for youths where he was sent by his parents had sent him to treat his behavioral issues
No much is known about the situation surrounding the shooting, but two officers involved have been placed on administrative leave with pay while an investigation is underway.
As reported by The Grio:
“I never expected not to see my son again,” the boy’s mother, Vicky Clark said. “I had saw him that Thursday, and we were trying to figure out how we were going to do therapy to get help for him.”
According to Arkansas police, the boy was shot at 7 pm just moments after the officer arrived on scene. Clark was rushed to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.
Marion Police Chief Gary Kelley has not released much information about the shooting. He said only that two officers have been placed on paid administrative leave.
Clark’s grandmother was in the process of seeking custody of the teen.
“I was expecting him to come home, not to be buried,” Burks said. “I was telling him, give yourself a little while and you’ll be home with me.”
While the story unfolds, Counter Current News will keep you up to date with the latest on the matter.
(Article by Tasha Sharifa)