Police in Sweden shot dead a 20-year-old Downs Syndrome boy yesterday who could only say the word “mum”.
Eric Torrell ran away from home in Vasastan, north Stockholm, in the early hours with a toy gun and was reported missing by his father.
Eric Torrell ran away from home with a toy gun before cops shot and killed him
He wandered into a residential area showing off the toy. Locals alerted police who were convinced it was a known dangerman who lived nearby.
A witness told Expressen newspaper she was woken at 4am by the sound of a shot and heard officers screaming for him to lay down his ‘weapon’.
Three officers are thought to have fired at Eric, who also suffers autism and is severely disabled.
At 5.45am police announced he had died from and an investigation had been launched.