Rio de Janeiro police reconstruct gun death of 8-year-old
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday night reconstructed the circumstances of an incident that led to the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl in one of the city's largest slums last month.
Ágatha Sales Félix died Sept. 20 after she was hit by a stray bullet while riding in a van in the Complexo do Alemao slum.
Police officers present on the night of the girl's death were accused by one witness of firing the bullet that hit her. Those officers did not attend the reconstruction of the incident.
Sales' family blames local police for her death, saying there were no shooting at the time. Police officers, however, say they were attacked from various directions and were responding to gunfire.