Another twist in the case of the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old in Dortmund: The police operation in question has been recorded. "We have a sound recording," said the responsible chief public prosecutor, Carsten Dombert, on Friday. The supervisor of the youth welfare facility, who dialed the emergency call and stayed close to the operation, stayed on the line the entire time. The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) is still evaluating the recording and is waiting for the report.
The police were called to the facility's courtyard on August 8, where the 16-year-old was holding a knife to his stomach. The operation initially ran as an intervention in a suicide attempt. The police sprayed the teenager with pepper spray and used tasers. According to the current status of the investigation, it is not clear whether and how the 16-year-old actually approached the officers with a knife.
A 29-year-old police officer shot six times with a submachine gun, four shots hit. The youth died. The shooter is being investigated on suspicion of bodily harm resulting in death, and four other police officers in connection with Taser and tear gas operations on suspicion of dangerous bodily harm in office or incitement to do so.