Texas teen shot by cop at McDonald’s smiles in new photo

Texas teen shot by cop at McDonald’s smiles in new photo

The harmless Texas teen who was left in essential situation after being shot by a San Antonio cop whereas consuming a burger in a McDonald’s parking zone is seen smiling and awake in a brand new {photograph} shared by the household.

“After 6 lengthy weeks and by the grace of God together with all of the prayers despatched by the plenty we’re rising victoriously from this unlucky occasion!!!” Erik Cantu Sr. wrote in a GoFundMe account for his son, Erik Jr, 17.

Within the picture, the teenager is seen mendacity in his hospital mattress, sporting a baseball cap and dealing with Legos along with his dad at his facet.

“You’re the primary to see this smile and I’m one proud father to see this younger man battle so exhausting to be right here,” the relieved dad wrote, including that his son faces yet one more potential surgical procedure adopted by a protracted rehab.

“Thanks all for being there for us by this journey for Erik,” he added.

San Antonio teen Erik Cantu Jr. smiles in his hospital mattress along with his dad, Erik Sr., at his facet after making a restoration from a police taking pictures.GoFundMe

On Oct. 2, Erik was shot a number of occasions by Police Officer James Brennand after he wrongly believed the boy had evaded him the day earlier than.

The cop, who had been on the drive for lower than one yr, had responded to an unrelated disturbance on the fast-food joint when he noticed the Cantu contained in the automobile.

A prosecutor later stated he had not seen sufficient proof to file fees towards the boy, who was positioned on life help.

Police Officer James Brennand was within the parking zone initially responding to an unrelated disturbance when he noticed the teenager’s automobile.AP

Brennand was fired after he was discovered to have violated his coaching and police procedures.AP

Brennand was axed after he was discovered to have violated his coaching and police procedures after approaching the automobile, police coaching commander Alyssa Campos stated final month.

The household has stated Brenand falsely claimed the automobile Erik was driving was stolen, however in truth, it was the household’s automobile.

The ex-cop faces fees of aggravated assault by a public servant. His pretrial listening to is scheduled for Wednesday.

The officer has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault.AP

Erik’s mother, Victoria Casarez, final month stated 4 bullets have been faraway from his physique and {that a} fifth remained “lodged close to his coronary heart.”

The rounds additionally reportedly pierced his lungs, diaphragm, abdomen, bicep and liver.

The fundraiser had raised $43,435 as of late Thursday morning.

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