A woman has blamed police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, Darrien Hunt, saying the outcome would have been different had he not been black.
Before the statement was issued, Susan Hunt told the Deseret News: “They killed my son because he’s black. No white boy with a little sword would they shoot while he’s running away.”
"Those stupid cops thought they had to murder over a toy. This is my baby. This is my family. And they ruined my family."
Susan Hunt said her son was carrying a Katana, a souvenir sword bought from an Asian gift store that has a rounded edge, not a blade.
"My son is a tender heart who would not hurt anybody," she said. "My son is a beautiful, bright-eyed, intelligent boy."