Sweden: 17-year-old boy sentenced to eight years in prison for the murder of a police officer

Andreas Danman court casePhoto: Johan Hallnäs / TT NYHETSBYRÅN / NTB
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The Gothenburg District Court has sentenced a 17-year-old boy to eight years in prison for shooting and killing a police officer in June.

The shooting happened as a result of a gang conflict, according to the court.

The incident took place in the Biskopsgården district in Gothenburg late on the evening of June 30. Policeman Andreas Danman was shot and killed from a distance of around ten meters.

However, the district court believes that it is not certain that the boy understood that the killed man was a police officer.

The 17-year-old has continuously denied criminal guilt in the case. He was arrested based on footage from surveillance cameras and finds of clothes and weapons linked to him. Several people saw or heard the shots.

The day after the murder, clothes, an electric scooter, and other items were found in a forest area about 700 meters from the crime scene. 

A firearm was also found, which turned out to be the murder weapon. DNA from the 17-year-old was found on the clothes.

According to the district court, the 17-year-old actually had plans to kill three young men in a rival gang. He was convicted of attempted murder. He must also pay about half a million Swedish kroner in compensation to the police officer’s family.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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2 Comments on "Sweden: 17-year-old boy sentenced to eight years in prison for the murder of a police officer"

  1. 8 years for killing a policeman. Unbelievable.

    The court thus made itself an accessory not only to the success of the murder but now to the terrorizing of the police. In Sweden, not even police are safe.

    The Swedes have found yet another, new way to self-destruct. The mafiyas must be partying.

    Any young Norwegians want to become Swedish police, like Lofven was inviting them to be?

  2. 8 years is a far to light sentence. Whether is was a policeman or not.Taking a life should be life.

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