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Video has emerged of North Miami police shooting an unarmed black behavioral therapist, who was helping an autistic patient that had run away from a nearby group home.  The video shows Charles Kinsey of Florida pleading with police to not shoot him as he was laying on the ground with his hands in the air, next to his patient.

Kinsey was simply trying to calm down his patient, who was playing with a toy truck, when police showed up on the scene.  Police say that they received a call that a suicidal man was walking around with a gun.  Kinsey can be heard on the video explaining he is a behavioral therapist, and his patient was just playing with a toy truck.  Police then shot Kinsey in the leg 3 times.

Kinsey spoke with WSVN 7 News and said, “I thought it was a mosquito bite, and when it hit me I had my hands in the air, and I’m thinking I just got shot!”  He continued, “And I’m saying, ‘Sir, why did you shoot me?’ and his words to me were, ‘I don’t know.’”

Kinsey was then put in handcuffs, while he was bleeding from the gunshot wounds in his leg.  The officer who fired the shots has been placed on administrative leave, but there is no word if charges will be brought against him.  Watch the video below, and read more on the story here.

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