Man With Downs Syndrome Shot by Police in Sweden While Carrying Toy Gun

This is an awful tragedy, not least because Eric Torell was said by all who knew him to be a gentle man who would not hurt a fly. He would sometimes go missing but always be found and returned. As well as having downs syndrome he was also autistic.
What gets me is while he was seen as holding what turned out to be a toy gun in a threatening manner, I am surprised that the police did not account for the fact he clearly had downs syndrome or indeed take a good look at the toy gun. Awful for all concerned


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