Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
This is the moment a 13-year-old boy is seen lying on the ground bleeding from his leg after he was allegedly shot by a police officer amid claims the youngster stabbed another cop in the head.
The incident reportedly took place in a police station on Perito Moreno street in the city of Villa Adelina in Buenos Aires Province in eastern Argentina.
According to local media, the 13-year-old, whose name has not been disclosed, went into the police station saying he was lost. When policeman Oscar Martin Cejas, 37, offered to take him home the youngster allegedly stabbed him in his head.
The teenager was then reportedly shot by another policeman when he tried to stab another cop.
Reports said cop Martin Cejas was transferred to San Isidro Central Hospital where he underwent surgery and he is now in intensive care in a stable condition.
The footage was reportedly recorded by a police officer who is seen in the video asking the boy what he is doing there before the boy answers “I was sent to kill policemen”.
Then the boy reportedly gave the initials “N.S.” to identify the person who sent him although he said he went to the police station alone without any accomplices.
Another policeman called Juan Jose Romero reportedly suffered a heart attack during the incident.
Both Romero and the boy were also transferred to the hospital where they are recovering.
The Attorney of the Office for Juvenile Criminal Responsibility Rosa Gomez Zambade is investigating the case as a “homicide attempt” but she told local media she will not press charges as the boy is a minor.
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