A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with killing a police officer in Biskopsgården in Gothenburg, Sweden. He did not plead guilty.
The killed policeman was in Biskopsgården in Hisingen on Wednesday night together with a colleague, where he was shot while standing and talking to some people.
The area has for a long time been characterized by violence and gang-related crime.
Charged with murder and attempted murder
The boy was arrested around 2 PM and will now be questioned by the police. He is charged with murder and attempted murder.
More than 200 people have been questioned in connection with the murder, and the police are getting an increasingly clear picture of the situation.
“We are naturally a little relieved to have come this far in such a short time,” regional police chief Klas Johansson said at a press conference on Friday afternoon.
The 17-year-old is a resident of Biskopsgården and can be said to be part of the “conflict environment,” according to police lawyer Ulrika Åberg.
The police do not rule out more arrests in the next few days.
Police have previously said they believe the policeman was shot by mistake.
Police throughout Sweden contributed to the investigation.
“We have received fantastic support from the police throughout Sweden, and everyone wants to help us. We have received the help we have requested. We have also received great support from other authorities,” police chief Teodor Smedius said.
Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said on Thursday that he was appalled by the murder and that the fight against organized crime will continue.
“We will never give way in the fight against organized crime. The entire Swedish people and I are proud of our police,” Löfven said.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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