A 17-year-old teenager is now lying in critical condition at the Netcare Medical Center after he was believed to be attempting a holdup at the Capitec Bank and was shot at twelve times by police officers. He was brutally beaten by six police officers after trying to flee the scene until he surrendered and was arrested six blocks away report officials.
The 17-year-old, that miraculously survived the salvo of gunshots, currently lies in an artificially induced comatic state and has now officially been cleared of all charges of bank robbery.
Camera footage showed that the young man was apparently in full erection while waiting in line and thus confused the bank teller in thinking he was concealing a weapon in his pants. Although no weapons were found on the suspect, officials have confirmed that charges for public indecency could still be pressed against him.