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Four arrested for Malmö gang slaying

Four arrested for Malmö gang slaying

Published: 10 Feb 2012 10:02 GMT+01:00
Updated: 10 Feb 2012 10:02 GMT+01:00

Four men have been arrested for the “execution style” killing of a 19-year-old man in Malmö in August 2011 in what police believe was a settling of scores among criminal gangs.

According to police, the four suspects are aged 34, 30, 27, and 21.

Two of the four men had previously been held in custody on suspicions of their role in the killing, Bo Lundqvist of the Malmö police told the TT news agency.

He explained that police had new information that once again made the two men prime suspects in the case.

One of the four men has previously been notified he was under suspicion of protecting a criminal.

“All four are now suspected of murder,” said Lundqvist.

“All deny committing the crime.”

According to Lundqvist, the four men were arrested on Thursday.

Search warrants were carried out at two addresses and on several vehicles in connection with the arrests and several weapons were confiscated.

Following the arrests, the men have also come under suspicion of weapon and drug offences.

The murder took place in broad daylight on a Sunday afternoon in August when several masked men fired several shots at the 19-year-old near a kebab stand on Lönngatan in central Malmö.

“I saw how a man went up to the guy with a gun. He fired two or three shots at the man's head at close range and then ran across the street,” a witness told the Sydsvenskan newspaper.

When police arrived on the scene, they found the 19-year-old laying among the tables and chairs next to the food stand.

Witnesses reported seeing several men flee from the scene by foot and by car.

Police arrested three suspects following the killing, which they characterized as an "execution" related to the settling of scores among criminal gangs.

Two suspects were previously remanded in custody for the killing, and while they were released in early December, prosecutors indicated they were still suspected for the murder.

It remains unclear if the warrants issued on Friday are for the same suspects that had been arrested shortly after the killing.

According to Sydsvenskan, the 19-year-old victim had ties to several criminal gangs.

At the time of the killing, he was sitting next to a man known as the “Sweden leader” for the Outlaws, a former member of the Original Gangsters, and another man.

The 19-year-old had himself been active in the Black Cobra gang, according to Sydsvenskan, but had been kicked out because other gang members didn't consider him able to meet the demands of membership.

During Friday's press conference, Skåne police commissioner Mikael Mattsson explained that investigators still don't see anything pointing to a connection between the eight murders currently under investigation.

However, he emphasized that both he and the chief of police in Malmö Ulf Sempert believe the attitude among Malmö residents has shifted recently and that many more people are willing to come forward with tips and cooperate with police.

“We're talking about all types of people,” said Mattson.

“There's an increase in the belief that the police can succeed in their work,” added Sempert.

TT/The Local/dl (news@thelocal.se)

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10:37 February 10, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
Presumably the 21 year old did the shooting, because as a 'sub-adult' between 18 and 21 he will get a much shorter sentence than in a country with a normal sentencing system, where even 15 year olds can be tried for 1st degree murder as full adults, and face the full consequences.

The shooter can also expect a light sentence for his illegal firearm possession, simply because he is part of a gang, and can probably claim the murder itself was treally an act of self defense (a pre-emptive one) for the same reason.
10:40 February 10, 2012 by Achilles7
Of course it doesn't say it, but we all know that the four suspects and the victim were all immigrants from the Middle East. Oh dear, what on earth is happening to Sweden... so sad.
11:43 February 10, 2012 by klubbnika
#2

"we all know that the four suspects and the victim were all immigrants from the Middle East"

And your point is?
11:44 February 10, 2012 by ruimove
Ohh yehh, the MC gangs are full of people from the Middle East, I see them every day down the road, those immigrants with big Harley's and leather jackets!!
11:48 February 10, 2012 by naimad
just a marvelous coincidence... thats what he means
11:55 February 10, 2012 by klubbnika
#5

Allright, you are looking for a correlation? How about that all of them are MEN!
11:59 February 10, 2012 by Achilles7
My point is that a disproportionately large amount of crime in Malmö is carried out by Middle Eastern immigrants. It's sad that Sweden used to be considered as one of the safest nations in the world, but now unfortunately that is no longer the case.
12:05 February 10, 2012 by klubbnika
#7

How about the fact that ALL crimes in Malmo are carried out by MEN? And i am not talking about the majority, I am talking about ALL crimes.

95% of all crimes in sweden are committed by men. And this correlation is far stronger than yours.
12:09 February 10, 2012 by ruimove
@Achilles, where you in Sweden back in the 70's and 80's?(before the invasion!!) the idea that Sweden is full off crime now due to "aliens" it's a little silly.
12:12 February 10, 2012 by klubbnika
#9

Exactly! Wanted to say the same thing but was not sure the commentor could relate.
12:16 February 10, 2012 by Avin a go
Its similar to 'yardies' in areas of London, gangs originating from Jamaica. I just hope that the media don't take this as an opportunity to fan the flames of anti Middle East sentiment, much of which the media have generated in the first place.

I was embarrassed and ashamed of the football hooliganism that Britain became so infamous for, it wasn't something I was involved in or supported, but it stopped me wearing an Union Jack flag on my rucksack when I travelled.

Criminality is found everywhere in the world, its wrong to 'tar' the good majority with the reputation of the criminal minority.
12:24 February 10, 2012 by ruimove
@Avin, this arrests are MC related, the only people you will find are mostly swedes and some guys from turkey and serbia. (so you will get a full array of business sources:bank robberies ,drugs, racketeering and guns, not forgetting prostitution and some Monarch photos!)
12:28 February 10, 2012 by klubbnika
#11

Why would you be ashamed of something a minority of your countrymen do? You are not responsible for their behaviour. The idea of the collective guilt is idiotic.
12:42 February 10, 2012 by Avin a go
@ klubbnika

Is everybody a target for your abuse, even when they are supporting in principle your argument. You've missed the point completely.
13:11 February 10, 2012 by Achilles7
Klubbnika,

Re. Message #7

You specifically state that you are not talking about a majority but rather about ALL crimes being committed by only men; then, in the very next sentence, you quote a statistic of 95% which is precisely that - a majority, and not ALL.

It's amazing how many people simply deny the facts of reality. Am I saying that ALL immigrants from the Middle East are criminals? No. Am I saying that ALL Middle Eastern immigrants should be immediately deported or locked up? No. But it is a statistical fact that a disproportionately large amount of crime is committed in Malmö by immigrants and to deny this is simply a denial of reality. We need to accept this fact, and then we can move forward and start looking at ways to solve the problems...
13:18 February 10, 2012 by klubbnika
#15

ALL crimes in Malmo I meant - all violent crimes.

#14

Ehh... "abuse"?
13:36 February 10, 2012 by Avin a go
#15

Statistics and facts rarely have much to do with each other. The vast majority of bank robbers in the Blekinge area have been carried out by the over 50's in the last two years, this is 100% true.

It really tells us nothing, the gang was caught. Should police spend there time looking for similar groups? Are men over 50 now going to be routinely stopped because they fit a targeted demographic?

Newspaper editors want to sell papers, they also have a political alliance, they choose which stories to print and which to emit. The media is very persuasive they can pull out of the hat, any statistic to support their argument, as I'm sure you and I can.
13:55 February 10, 2012 by Achilles7
Avin a go - I'm sure you know deep down that what I said in post #15 is true, so I won't bother repeating myself.

I don't know why people choose to ignore the facts, even when they are staring at them right in the face. People seem to like to believe in 'propaganda' and 'conspiracy theories'; things are 'never that simple' and there's always a 'deeper problem at work'. This is why problems remain unresolved, because people simply fail to address the facts as they stand.
14:12 February 10, 2012 by klubbnika
#18

It's not the fact that is the problem. It is what the other make of it.
14:22 February 10, 2012 by Avin a go
#18

My point is simply be sure as you can be about the facts.

If you saw two 25 year old men thrown out of a nightclub, without knowing why, you would make the assumption that they have rightfully been thrown out.

If you saw two 80 year old women thrown out, you would make another assumption.

We are prejudice by default, I'm just hoping that prejudice doesn't get in the way of the truth.
14:38 February 10, 2012 by rohermoker
I am suprised by the headline of Gun violence. I never have heard of Auto violence. I guess the violence is in the heart and mind of a gun, not a car?
17:03 February 10, 2012 by bells on the knight
let the geezers roam free to conclude their work
19:17 February 10, 2012 by Britt-Marie7
Achilles7, you are right. Unfortunately, many swedes ignore the fact that most of the crime in Malmö is done by middle eastern men.
19:23 February 10, 2012 by ctinej
Looks like the solutions are:

Sterilize all Immigrants. Forced sterilization is not what we are talking, just a requirement if you want to come to or stay in Sweden. You dont like the idea, then dont come. That is simple.

Deport any Immigrant involved in a crime, as well as their entire family.

Our justice system uses the "making an example" technique to detour more criminals from doing the same.

Immigrant parents would do a much better job raising good kids if they had the hammer over their head of their own deportation due to the criminal activity of the kid. The kid may consider his parents before committing a crime or joining a gang.

Of course it isn't totally fair, but nothing is. We deal with most of the problem, knowing that we cant deal with all of it. No one can argue against the stats that most of the problems are due to Immigrants.

Think of a sinking Swedish ship without enough lifeboats. The captain decides to hold meetings to determine who gets a life boat. The ship sinks and everyone dies while still trying to diplomatically decide who gets a seat.

Sweden is sinking! It is time to quit the devotion to total fairness and save the darn ship!!!
22:07 February 10, 2012 by doesntmatter
It makes me sad to hear the news about Malmo and what is going on there. However it makes sad as well to see the comments that lack reason. This is my first comment ever and might be the last. The idea of relating these gun shots to muslims makes the discussion go to a dead end. However, as a muslim who is not a Swedish citizen but lived enough to see bad behavior from immigrants specially in malmo makes me wonder what does islam mean. My parents tought me a very common hadith (said by the prophet) and it translates to (a real muslim the one who never hurts people(all people not just muslims) by mouth or hand (i.e physically or spiritually)). So the one who makes this terrible things should consider his status. What I am saying is everytime a gunshot happens I prey another will never happen, it has been about 3 years for me in Sweden and I never faced any bad behavior from Swedes and I know they can be talked by reason.

The idea of muslims wanting destruction is meaningless because the whole world depends on the oil that comes from the middle east and mainly Saudi which by default is the richest and includes the so-called ideology of rolling the world. As for the one in Afghanistan I hope they all be gone when I finish commenting. If everyone agrees with me so far then this leads us to the bottleneck, why muslims (or Arab looking ) are violent and please have in mind that arabs are a race like saying Europeans (african arabs , Yemenis, Saudis Iraqis...). if u go to Tunisia u will see different people than in Oman. and the majority of arab immegrants are Iraqis and Palestines in Sweden.

This leads to many factors and the main one in my opinion is that: no background check is done when having refugees and being easy on the one does not obey the law. But we should not relate more than one Billion for 100 thousands in Afghanistan or malmo. Muslims had trouble in india and still have a lot of trouble in China which means we are all humans, some are good and a small percentage are bad. I hope this comment as it is long makes my theory open for discussion. I also hope that I don't receive negative comments because I am trying to make the discussion meaningful an helpful for the country that values my expertise and considered as on of the most open societies.
23:27 February 10, 2012 by Stuart Parsons
Reference the so-called 'Prophet' who did'nt believe in hurting people. If one consults the Quran Sunnnah and Sirah they quite clearly reveal that he murdered all who spoke out against him. Furthermore, with his followers, to whom he promised booty and captive women to rape, he lied, plotted, enslaved, terrorized, tortured, killed, robbed, ransomed and raped his way the absolute political and religious control of Arabia.

And talking of hadith, there is one where Muhammad says "I have been made victorious with terror, Sahih Bukhari 4:52:220
00:31 February 11, 2012 by doesntmatter
Mr, Stuart: I have seen exactly the same comment a couple of times with the same argument. I guess it already settled with you, and so it means you think there is about 1300 million people who are believe in junk and even though they say we are against the wrong things we are lying (of course). Youtube serves a very reach material for you. No matter what I say right, I guess the unbiased reader can verify which is logical and which is driven by a hate force for some reason. If some one wants to reference hadith then it is (Musnad Imam Ahmed المسند:ج2ص224ر7086).Taking a good luck at Quran you will see compassion and justice at the same time. However, you just want to make it more about islam and muslims and how bad they are, and it is because you dont like them in the first place, but believe me this does not solve the problem it just makes it more complicated.

After all it is worth trying to speak up and say something in defense, even if you are already convinced then it is worth to try.

I finally say that I dont believe in any of what u said above, after all it is up to the reader to take my word or leave it. But please try to find the real problem,

Ha det bra
05:14 February 11, 2012 by phil23456
Everywhere in the western world that have muslim immigration all have rapid increases in serious crime, rape (of white women), murder, welfare dependency, the list goes on and on. Also the natives become refugees from there own suburbs as they become to dangerous to live in & property prices plummet.

It's all to easy to have a leftist liberal idealist point of view until it happens to your neighbourhood or u find yourself becoming a victim of ethnic crime.
15:18 February 11, 2012 by bcterry
"Taking a good luck at Quran you will see compassion and justice at the same time."

And violence against innocents, death to apostates, bigotry, intolerance, subjugation, inequality, hate, fascist totalitarianism, etc., etc.

The contemporary (i.e., 1991) Al-Azhar (Cairo) Islamic Research Academy endorsed manual of Islamic Law, Umdat al-Salik (pp. 595-96) states: "Leaving Islam is the ugliest form of unbelief (kufr) and the worst.... When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostasizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed. In such a case, it is obligatory...to ask him to repent and return to Islam. If he does it is accepted from him, but if he refuses, he is immediately killed."
17:37 February 11, 2012 by doesntmatter
Mr. bcterry: Ayah 256 in Quran Sorat Albagrah { No inforcment in relegion the truth is appearant....}

Do you think it is really necessary to go this road, it starts with a shooting and ends with a discussion about someother different issue of course regarding muslims.

Since it is Sweden, how about attending a presentation by a muslim about islam and confront him about what is in mind and thought to be so bad, it will be helpful to ask about drugs shooting gangs ...

Doing reseach is always tough however taking a sentence out of contest is very easy.

Beleive me if I see a muslim or a non muslim do bad things I will report him directly to police.
18:54 February 11, 2012 by bcterry
"Do you think it is really necessary to go this road, it starts with a shooting and ends with a discussion about someother different issue of course regarding muslims."

If i'm not mistaken, my response was directly related to your own words, "Taking a good luck at Quran you will see compassion and justice at the same time."

"Ayah 256 in Quran Sorat Albagrah { No inforcment in relegion the truth is appearant....}"

And yet your own islamic laws state otherwise.

"The contemporary (i.e., 1991) Al-Azhar (Cairo) Islamic Research Academy endorsed manual of Islamic Law, Umdat al-Salik (pp. 595-96) states: "Leaving Islam is the ugliest form of unbelief (kufr) and the worst.... When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostasizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed. In such a case, it is obligatory...to ask him to repent and return to Islam. If he does it is accepted from him, but if he refuses, he is immediately killed."

Bukhari, volume 9, #17 "Narrated Abdullah: Allah's Messenger said, "The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Messenger, cannot be shed except in three cases: in Qisas (equality in punishment) for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (Apostate) and leaves the Muslims."

Bukhari, volume 9, #57

Narrated 'Ikrima:

Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to 'Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn 'Abbas who said, "If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah's Apostle forbade it, saying, 'Do not punish anybody with Allah's punishment (fire).' I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah's Apostle, 'Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.'"
22:27 February 11, 2012 by TheWatchman
@doesntmatter

You're a peaceful Muslim. Awesome. That certainly does not fit the mold of your people, or your religion, so it is perfectly fair for people to blame Muslims for the problems in Malmo, when there is a direct correlation between Muslims coming to Sweden and violent crime and rape increasing. To deny it is like denying gravity or the shape of the Earth. Your people have brought nothing of value to Sweden.

If it were just you, I'd glad to have you in Sweden or even my country, but if you look at what happens when Muslims came to Sweden, one would have to be an idiot to allow their continued immigration. Also, those lines are not 'out of context', as though there are one or two of them. I could find more of those 'kill the infidels' comments than there are posts on this article.
09:41 February 12, 2012 by klubbnika
#32

There is a direct correlation between you been born and violent crime and rape increasing. Before you came to earth, there was much less crime in this country. And this is a fact, to deny it is like denying gravity or the shape of the Earth.
10:45 February 12, 2012 by doesntmatter
Mr. TheWatchman: I will take it as a complement, however you somehow state the problem.

A convicted criminal and an endangered family will for sure runaway right, preferably to a nice place.

Please take a look at the statistics. almost 90% of the muslims in Sweden are from Iraq, or Iran. So the picture is a bit twisted.

The middle east is bigger than Europe and you cant say that the Italians act exactly like Germans. At the same time they have the christian background.

This comes to that can we say the germans are Nazis or the Italians are mafia.

That would all I have to say thanks for bearing with me.

Klubbnika: interesting statement
13:06 February 12, 2012 by klubbnika
#34

@doesntmatter

I remember in the 70s and 80s, the likes of TheWatchman said the the raise in crime was due to the Yugoslavs and Greeks, the first immigrants we had in this country. And the were far from Muslims. Now they say something different. Seems like they are just looking for excuses to present their hidden agenda.
14:38 February 12, 2012 by biddi
No names mentioned. No suburbs mentioned. Just near a kebab stand.

Surprise, surprise.
14:45 February 12, 2012 by bcterry
doesntnmatter,

Appreciate your confirming my point.
20:20 February 12, 2012 by Harry®
@doesntmatter The ONLY thing the violent political system of Islam and it's zombies for Allah create are vile, horror Kleptocracies, Moslems flee from these sharia countries as "refugees" to the ONLY nations that save them ALL have a Christian history like Sweden. Countries with a sharia treat the Moslem refugees with horror and generally kill them. Time to leave this violent political system called "Islam" back in the kleptocracy YOU fled from and won't return to!

Start facing the truth you are lucky There is no freedom of speech in Sweden. If Swedes don't cheer and embrace their own annihilation they are a racist bigots, an enemy of the establishment and must be suppressed, ridiculed, undermined and persecuted.". GO HOME IF YOU LOVE THE "RELIGION OF PEACE"
23:40 February 12, 2012 by mafketis
Muslims seem, on the whole, of being very incapable of creating societies that Muslims actually want to live in.

Why is that?
11:43 February 13, 2012 by klubbnika
If Sweden were to allow only Muslim women to settle down here, do you really think that it would contribute to an increased crime level?

That's right, it wouldn't. So maybe being a Muslim is not the decisive factor when it comes to becoming a criminal in Sweden?
19:34 February 13, 2012 by bcterry
"If Sweden were to allow only Muslim women to settle down here, do you really think that it would contribute to an increased crime level?"

In Sweden, only 7% of those incarcerated are women, and the large majority of those are in for crimes of theft or drugs.

Women in general are not the problem.
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