YOUNG MAN WITH DOWN SYNDROME AND MENTALITY OF 3-YEAR-OLD, KILLED BY COPS FOR HOLDING TOY GUN | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

YOUNG MAN WITH DOWN SYNDROME AND MENTALITY OF 3-YEAR-OLD, KILLED BY COPS FOR HOLDING TOY GUN

A 20-year-old man with Down syndrome was shot and killed by police this week as he walked down the street with a toy gun. Police claimed the young man — who, according to his mother, had the mentality of a 3-year-old — created a threat that needed to be dealt with with deadly force.

According to the victim’s father, Richard Torell, his son Eric grabbed a toy gun from his toy pile and disappeared overnight.

“I woke up because Eric was gone,” Richard Torell told Expressen. “I went out and looked for him. I saw police cars on the street.

“Three police officers shot him in his stomach.”

As the Independent reports:

Police had been called after Eric reportedly showed the small toy gun to neighbours, who contacted authorities believing it was real.

Local media reports stated three police officers had shot him in the stomach after attending the incident. He was taken to hospital, but later died from his injuries.

The Swedish Police Authority said officers had opened fire after they deemed the situation “threatening”.

Eric’s mother, Katarina Söderberg, described her son as “wonderful” and “the world’s most loving person”.

She added he had suffered from autism as well as Down’s syndrome and had the mental age of a three-year-old, struggling with speech and usually only using the word “mum”.

“We are completely destroyed, we are in shock. I cannot believe it’s true,” Ms Söderberg told Stockholm-based newspaper Aftonbladet.

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Looks as though the Swedish police are stating to be trained by Israel's IDF.

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