‘Don’t shoot me,’ Florida man said before he was shot

“He throws his hands up in the air and says, ‘Don’t shoot me.’ They say lie on the ground, so he does,” Hilton Napoleon, an attorney for a man in North Miami who was lying on the ground with his hands in the air saying “Don’t shoot me”, said Wednesday.

Police shot him, the Miami Herald says.

Charles Kinsey was in the street to retrieve an autistic man who’d wandered away from the center where he lives.

“Sir, there’s no need for firearms,” Kinsey told WSVN TV before he was shot. “It was so surprising. It was like a mosquito bite.”

“When it hit me, I’m like, ‘I still got my hands in the air, and I said, ‘No I just got shot! And I’m saying, ‘Sir, why did you shoot me?’ and his words to me, he said, ‘I don’t know.’”

“They flipped me over, and I’m faced down in the ground, with cuffs on, waiting on the rescue squad to come. I’d say about 20, about 20 minutes it took the rescue squad to get there. And I was like, bleeding — I mean bleeding and I was like, ‘Wow.’”

The officer has been placed on administrative leave.