However, on Friday morning the police officer in charge of the investigation, Tommy Lindén, was guarded about whether or not the suspect had admitted to being involved.
“That will be made public during the proceedings,” he said, although police say unofficially that they have no doubt that they have the right man in custody.
The murder was committed at the outside seating area of a restaurant on Claesgatan in Malmö. The assailant came out of the restaurant, walked up to the 34-year-old who was sitting outside with several people, and from close range shot him in the head.
The 44-year-old was arrested a short while later in a nearby cellar and several witnesses have confirmed his identity.
Tommy Lindén said on Thursday that the motive for the cold-blooded killing was not yet known, but that it was probably due to a dispute between the two men.
Doctors made it clear early on that the victim would not survive. A bullet had become lodged so far into his brain that it could not be removed.