American teen shot by police while eating a hamburger in a parking lot

A rookie police officer shot a 17-year-old teenager many times while he was eating a McDonald's cheeseburger while sitting in his car

and the child is presently on life support after the gunfire damaged numerous of his organs. 

According to lawyer Brian Powers, who talked to DailyMail.com, Erik Cantu's family claims the boy has undergone many surgeries to restore vital organs that were harmed by gunshot.

Cantu is still sedated as his body takes the time it needs to heal, with the life support equipment essentially operating his lungs.

Cantu has a long road to rehabilitation, according to Powers, but his family is appreciative of the prayers they have received. 

Cantu was shot while unarmed by rookie San Antonio police officer James Brennand, 25, who has since been dismissed.

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