19-year-old Solomon Tekah was buried Tuesday at the Tel Regev Cemetery near Haifa.

He was shot and  killed on Sunday night by an off-duty police officer during an altercation in the Haifa-area town of Kiryat Haim.

The police officer claims he opened fire because he thought his life was in danger.

Thousands of  Ethiopian-Israelis took to the streets  in angry protests.

Fentahun Assefa-Dawit,Executive Director of Tebeka, the advocacy organization for Justice and Equality for Ethiopian-Israelis, told KAN's Mark Weiss that the police officer must be brought to justice.