Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:51am EST
ATHENS (Reuters) - A ballistics report into the shooting of a Greek teenager by a policeman that sparked a tide of street violence concluded that the bullet ricocheted off something before hitting the youth, the policeman's lawyer said on Wednesday.
"The investigation shows it was a ricochet ... In the end, this was an accident," the lawyer Alexis Kougias told Reuters. The ballistics report has not yet been officially published.
The shooting of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos has triggered five days of violence in Greece, fueled by simmering anger at the government's social and economic reforms.
(Reporting by Renee Maltezou; Editing by Richard Balmforth)
(Reporting by Daniel Flynn)