Police arrest officer suspected of shooting Ethiopian teen

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
July 1, 2019 08:19
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Police questioned and arrested the police officer suspected of shooting Solomon Tekah, an 18-year-old Ethiopian Israeli, on Monday, at the Haifa office of the Department for the Investigation of Police in the State Prosecutor's Office, according to Walla! news.

On Sunday evening, police units arrived at the scene of a reported shooting and when looking into the incident, realized that an off duty officer had been in a playground area with his wife and his three children when he saw a fight nearby, according to the police.
"He approached the group of people that were involved in the fight and after making clear to the group that he was a policeman, they started throwing stones at him," the police said in a statement.


According to the off-duty officer, he felt his life was in danger and pulled out his pistol and shot one of the boys.


Alon Hochmon/Maariv contributed to this report.


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