Family and friends of shot Brazilian mark the six-month anniversary of his death

The family and friends of a Brazilian man shot dead when police mistook him for a suicide bomber marked the six-month anniversary of his death Sunday with a vigil at the London subway station where he was killed.

Undercover officers shot Jean Charles de Menezes, 27, on an Underground train on July 22 last year, a day after four men attempted to bomb London's transport system and two weeks after the suicide attack that killed 52 commuters.

Relatives laid flowers at Stockwell subway station in south London, where a small shrine has been erected with photographs of the 27-year-old electrician and a Brazilian flag.

Police followed de Menezes from an apartment that had been under surveillance to Stockwell station where they shot him eight times _ seven times in the head. Britain's Crown Prosecution Service is still considering whether the police officers will face criminal charges, the AP reported.

Relatives complain they are being kept in the dark after being denied access to a report into the killing, carried out by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

A.M.