11-Year-Old Building Tree Fort Says Officer Pulled Gun On Him, Friends

 

 

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” A fifth-grader says he was terrified when a police officer pointed a gun at him and his friends while they built a tree fort.
 
  Omari Grant, 11, said he and his friends often play in a wooded area behind his home and were building a fort when a neighbor in the next subdivision called police to complain about what the boys were doing. 
 
  But no one anticipated what Omari and his mother say happened next. 
 
” I guess the release of tension was like, ‘Mom, he had a gun in my face, Mommy. Mommy, he had a gun in my face,’” said Janice Baptiste, Omari’s mother. 

  Omari told Diamant that two officers, one with his gun drawn, rolled up on him and a few of his friends as they built a fort in the trees behind his home.
 
” I was thinking that I don’t want to be shot today, so I just listened to what they said,” Omari said. 
 
  Omari said the officer holding his gun also used foul language and made him and his friends lay down on the ground.
 
” I learned that they’re supposed to help you not make you feel scared to even come outside,” Omari said. “

 

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