A California teen who was shot in the head by a school safety officer earlier this week has been declared brain-dead, her family said Wednesday.

Mona Rodriguez, 18, is the mother of a 5-month-old baby. On Monday afternoon she was struck by a bullet in the back of the head, while she was sitting in a car, driving away from Milliken High School in Long Beach, Calif.

Witnesses say that the incident happened just after 3 p.m., after Rodriguez got into a fight with a 15-year-old girl in front of the school.

According to KTLA, she was shot after getting into a car and driving away after the altercation. Her 20-year-old boyfriend, Rafeul Chowdhury, and his 16-year-old brother were also in the car, but didn’t get injured.

Chowdhury said that the officer who shot Rodriguez had warned the two teens that he would use pepper spray if they didn’t stop fighting. However, they did stop, and the officer didn’t warn again before shooting.

“All we did is just got in the car and left,” he said. “He never told us to stop anytime soon, and the way he shot us, it wasn’t right.”

One of two bullets struck Rodriguez’s head.

“There’s no excuse, no justification for this officer shooting in the rear passenger-side window of a car with a woman who’s unarmed. Everyone in the car was unarmed,” Chowdhury said. “And the fact is, he shot at someone in the passenger seat with no regard for anyone’s life in the car.”

Family and friends of the teen gathered outside Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Wednesday night to call for justice.

Rodriguez’s brother, Oscar, said that the hospital has notified the family that the young mother will be taken off life support.

“Honestly I don’t feel that that’s right because if a government official is the one that shot my sister then the government should not be the one that’s deciding whether they should pull the plug or not,” Oscar told reporters, according to Long Beach Post. “It doesn’t make sense to me.”

Manuela Sahagun, Rodriguez’s mother, repeatedly told reporters in Spanish that she doesn’t want her daughter to be “disconnected.”

GoFundMe page set up on behalf of the victim’s family says that “Mona is leaving behind her mom, four brothers, and her sister but most importantly she’s leaving behind her 5-month-old baby boy Isael”

“She was smart, beautiful, loving and anyone who knew her knew how big her heart was, how full of life she was and how much she loved her family, but most especially her son who was her entire life, pride and joy,” Yessica Loza, Rodriguez’s cousin-in-law, wrote.

The school safety officer was placed on paid administrative leave pending further investigation, officials said.

According to Jill Baker, Long Beach unified superintendent, the district’s school safety officers are “highly trained and held accountable to the established standards in their profession.”

The officer who shot Rodriguez will be judged against those standards, Baker added.

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