Police in Brazil kill 10-year-old they say fired on them

2016-06-04 11:47


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Sao Paulo - Brazilian police have shot and killed a 10-year-old boy they say opened fire on them when they surrounded the car he and a friend had stolen.

The incident occurred on Thursday night in the upscale Morumbi neighbourhood in Sao Paulo.

Police say officers were on a routine patrol when they spotted a car that had been reported stolen. When they forced the car to stop, the boy, who was driving the vehicle, opened fire and in a brief exchange of fire was killed.

Police say the boy, whose name was not revealed, was armed with .38 caliber pistol.

His 11-year-old friend was slightly injured and was allowed to go home with his mother after being questioned.

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