Lawyer: Bullet That Killed Greek Teen Was Ricochet

By: AP
By: AP

ATHENS, Greece – The lawyer for two police officers accused in the fatal shooting of a Greek teenager says ballistics show the boy was killed by a ricochet and not a direct shot.

Lawyer Alexis Cougias says the ballistics report corroborates the officers' account that they fired warning shots and did not shoot directly at 15-year-old Alexandros Griogropoulos. Authorities have not made the contents of the report public.

Griogropoulos' death Saturday led to the worst rioting Greece has seen in decades. One officers has been charged with murder and the other as an accomplice.


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