Mother says police 'overdid it' after 19-year-old seriously hurt in officer-involved shooting

NOW: Mother says police ’overdid it’ after 19-year-old seriously hurt in officer-involved shooting

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The mother of a critically hurt 19-year-old is speaking out after she claims her son was unjustly shot by police multiple times. The shooting happened yesterday morning on the north side near 51st and Hampton. Police say it's still an open investigation.

Captured on neighbor surveillance video, you hear the moments Milwaukee Police shoot two men.

According to Shatara Office, one of the suspects was her son 19-year-old Kenneth Rogers,  and his 22-year-old cousin.

"I believe the police overdid it," said Office.

Office said her son is now suffering from internal bleeding from several gunshot wounds.

"As he was running, they shot him in his back twice and then multiple shots after that," said Office.

At around 3:00 a.m., Milwaukee police said in a press conference that they tried to pull over a stolen car wanted in connection to a shooting on 91st and Silver Spring. The driver did not stop which led to a police chase. Stop sticks were then deployed on 68th and Hampton. The chase ending in a crash over 15 blocks away near 51st sand Hampton.

Police say the two men then fled on foot.

"Early information indicates that one of the suspects that was carrying a visible firearm and refused to drop the weapon despite multiple verbal commands from the police," said Milwaukee police Chief Jeffrey Norman.

Chief Norman would not comment if the weapon was pointed at police. He said a gun was found near the suspect. Office said she doesn't believe her son would pose a threat to police.

Two officers were put on administrative leave, but Office said more needs to be done.

CBS 58 reached out to Milwaukee police and the investigating agency, Waukesha police. Milwaukee police said the investigation is still open. We did not hear back from Waukesha in time for this report.

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