Israel's Justice Ministry said on Sunday that a Jerusalem district police officer was being investigated by internal affairs regarding the circumstances surrounding the shooting a 16-year-old female terrorist, who attempted to stab civilians near Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market last month.
In the Nov. 23 incident, the 16-year-old girl, along with a 14-year-old girl, stabbed a 70-year-old man with scissors before they were shot. The younger girl was wounded.
The Ministry's statement said the officer was questioned over claims that he shot the older girl again after she had been neutralized. The police officer ad said that he believed the girl still posed a threat, and explained his reasoning.
The investigation was opened at the urging of the State Prosecutor, and with the approval of the Attorney General.
The girl was charged on Friday with attempted murder and one count of possession of a knife.
The indictment, filed at the Jerusalem District Court, stated that the girl, a resident of the village Aqab, arrived at the light rail station on Jaffa Street the capital with her 14-year-old cousin.
According to the indictment, the day before the attack, the 14-year-old cousin expressed the desire to carry out an attack to take revenge for her brother's death in 2013. On the day of the attack, the two girls left their homes with their school bags so as not to arouse their families' suspicion.