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AP Photo via PA Images In this Aug. 17, 2010 video frame grab, taken by amateur video, obtained by TV Globo on March 24, 2011, a youth is shot at by police in Manaus, Brazil.
# Brazil
Brazilian police officers arrested after 'shooting boy'
Disturbing video footage was shot last August but has only just come to light.

FIVE BRAZILIAN POLICE officers have been arrested after being filmed apparently shooting a young teenage boy at point-blank range.

The footage of the shocking incident was captured on a security camera in August and appears to show the police talking to the boy in the town of Manaus, before one of them shoots him in the chest, the BBC reports.

The video only came to light recently and according to prosecutors was held back because the 14 year old and his family were afraid of retribution.

The teenager sustained several wounds but survived the shooting and is now in a witness protection programme with his family.

Amazonas state prosecutor Joao Bosco Sa Valente said the officers would face charges of attempted homicide

CBS news has the disturbing video [viewer discretion advised], which appears to show the teenager standing against a wall surrounded by police men. He is shot by one of them and remains standing, but appears to then be shot a number of other times.

Read more at the BBC News website>