October 23, 2021

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17-year-old arrested in Sweden police murder case

On Wednesday, police cordoned off the area where a police officer was killed in Biscopsgarden in Hisingen, north of Gothenburg. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall / TT / NTB

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with the murder of a police officer in Biscopsgarden, Gothenburg, Sweden. He pleaded not guilty.


The policeman went out with a colleague to the slum town of Biscopsgarden in Hisingen on Wednesday night, where he was shot while standing and talking to someone.

The area has long been characterized by violence and gang crimes.

A police officer lays flowers at a place in Biscopsgarden in Gothenburg, where a policeman in his early 30s was shot dead Wednesday night. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall / TT / NTB

Part of the criminal environment

The boy was arrested at around 2pm and is now being questioned by police. He is charged with murder and attempted murder.

More than 200 people are being investigated in connection with the murder, and police are growing a clear picture of the process.

– Coming so far in such a short period of time naturally gives us some relief, ”Regional Police Chief Glass Johnson told a news conference Friday afternoon.

The 17-year-old, who lives in Biscopsgarden, can be said to be part of a “conflict environment,” says police prosecutor Ulrika Aberg.

Police did not rule out further arrests in the next few days.

Police have previously said they believe he was shot by mistake.

A minute of silence was observed in Biscopsgarden on Thursday in memory of the policeman who was shot Wednesday night. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall / TT / NTB

Blocking another person on the tram

Report now Swedish Uptonbladet The accused 17-year-old was convicted of attempted murder a year ago.

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The incident is said to have taken place on a tram in Gothenburg. The now-accused 17-year-old was then 15 years old when he actually stabbed another man with a kitchen knife while he was on his way to school.

According to the verdict, the culprit should have been notified the day before that someone was looking for him. He does not know who he is.

This must have been the reason he chose to bring the kitchen knife when he left the house the next day. When the offender boarded the tram, he met three more people, one of whom went to the same school as him. The offender and the other three ended up in a mouth-to-mouth fight, with the now 17-year-old boy explaining he was scared and stabbing one of the three in the neck.

After the incident, he went home and threw the knife from the balcony.

In early 2020 he was sentenced to one year probation. On another occasion, he threatened a fellow student with a knife and then threatened him.

Got help

Police across Sweden have been involved in the investigation.

– We have received fantastic support from the police throughout Sweden and everyone wants to help us. We have received the assistance requested. “We have received great support from other officers,” said police chief Theodore Smidius.

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lfven said on Thursday that he was shocked by the assassination, but that they were continuing their fight against organized crime.

– We will never lead the fight against organized crime. “I and the entire Swedish people are proud of our police people,” Lofven said.

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