A 10-year-old boy broke down in tears in Newark, New Jersey, after police chased him down, thinking he was an armed robbery suspect, his mother claims.
Legend Preston can be seen crying in a video posted to his mother Patisha Solomon’s Facebook page Aug. 13 after the incident.
When asked why he was nervous, Legend said, “They tried to shoot me […] the cops.”
Solomon said, “A 10-year-old child with guns drawn on him by the Newark police, and the best they can tell me is go make a report if I have something to say about it.”
According to the family, Legend was outside the family’s home when an armed robbery suspect got away. Police then chased Legend through an alley by mistake. They said he “fit the description” of the suspect.
“Some police started coming this way with guns pointed at me, and then I ran into the backyard,” Legend told WABC.