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Police and slum dwellers clash during protest over boy's shooting death in Rio de Janeiro

  • Women watch police patrol from behind their home's wired fence inside the Alemao slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 3, 2015. Intense violence is once again gripping one of Rio de Janeiro's largest complex of slums, with several suspects and bystanders shot, including a 10-year-old boy, as gangs and police exchange intense gunfire. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Women watch police patrol from behind their home's wired fence inside the Alemao slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 3, 2015. Intense violence is once again gripping one of Rio de Janeiro's largest complex of slums, with several suspects and bystanders shot, including a 10-year-old boy, as gangs and police exchange intense gunfire. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)  (The Associated Press)

  • Military police officers search for drugs and weapons at the Roquette Pinto shantytown, part of the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The Brazilian army has begun to pull out of one of Rio de Janeiro's most violent slums, with police assuming responsibility for security in the area. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Military police officers search for drugs and weapons at the Roquette Pinto shantytown, part of the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The Brazilian army has begun to pull out of one of Rio de Janeiro's most violent slums, with police assuming responsibility for security in the area. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer fires tear gas towards protesters at the end of demonstration calling attention to the violence that erupts during police operations against suspected drug traffickers, in the Alemao slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 3, 2015. Residents were protesting the shooting deaths of a young boy and a 41-year-old housewife, who were killed by stray bullets in the past few days. Some protesters briefly clashed with police after the rally. The protesters hurled rocks and bottles while police officers responded with tear gas and stun grenades. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    A police officer fires tear gas towards protesters at the end of demonstration calling attention to the violence that erupts during police operations against suspected drug traffickers, in the Alemao slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 3, 2015. Residents were protesting the shooting deaths of a young boy and a 41-year-old housewife, who were killed by stray bullets in the past few days. Some protesters briefly clashed with police after the rally. The protesters hurled rocks and bottles while police officers responded with tear gas and stun grenades. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)  (The Associated Press)

Residents in one of Rio de Janeiro's largest complex of slums have clashed with police during a demonstration held to protest a young boy's shooting death, allegedly by police.

During Friday's demonstration some of the protesters hurled rocks and bottles at police officers who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.

Ten-year-old Eduardo de Jesus Ferreira was shot dead Thursday at the Complexo Alemao during a police operation against suspected drug traffickers

Police say the officers involved in the operation that resulted in the boy's death have been suspended while an investigation is being carried out.

The boy's mother, Terezinha Maria de Jesus, told the G1 news portal that her son was at the door of their house when she saw a police officer shoot him.