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Man shot dead in Stockholm suburb

TT/The Local · 20 Aug 2009, 08:16

Published: 20 Aug 2009 08:16 GMT+02:00

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A man of the same age has been arrested and is being detained on suspicion of murder.

The victim's common-law wife was a witness to the shooting. She is reported to be suffering from shock.

"We know that she has seen some of what happened, but as yet we don't know how much," said Christer Angeria at Nacka police to news agency TT.

The couple's five-year-old daughter was also in the house at the time and was asleep upstairs.

According to Angeria the case centres around a relationship drama. The suspect has previously been involved with the dead man's common-law wife.

Police arrived at the scene shortly after 10pm. The man was arrested 40 minutes later north of Stockholm. He was at the time sitting in his car and had the murder weapon with him.

The man was interviewed by police during the night and a murder investigation was then opened.

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According to the newspaper Aftonbladet, the man has admitted to having murdered the victim.

None of the parties involved in the case are previously known to the police.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

16:14 August 20, 2009 by villjobba
He will go to boarding school and be out in a year - thats what you get for murder in Sweden's crazy criminal justice system!
17:06 August 20, 2009 by peropaco
So the wife or sambo was bangin the shooter and now the poor man lies dead and a child is left fatherless. She probably met the shooter whilst she and her girlfriends were having the usual Friday night bunge drinking at the local krog. ten minutes into the conversation she was doing the dirty sanchez in the pissroom followed by planning how to bump of the boyfriend. Lest call her Anne-Lena, your average swedish woman
07:53 August 21, 2009 by vendo
What's happening to Sweden? 15 years ago it sounded like such a pleasent place. Now it's turning out like those crap-holes Britain, France, and my home country of Australia. I was going to include Sweden on my trip to Europe next year but I'll cross it off my list of countries to visit in western Europe. After reading european newspapers, blogs and talking to travellers, I'm think I'm going to be disappointed with what Europe has become. Eastern Europe sounds nice, as it appears a lot of it's deadbeats have gone west.
21:24 September 1, 2009 by Coalbanks
vendo - read the Budapest papers (available in English) Hungary/Czech/Slovakia have a lot of violence esp against Roma/gypsies, Central Europe has a lot of petty crime, the Balkans/old Yugo republics are worse, Romania no better. Bulgaria/ Poland? the old USSR? On the other hand the cost of living is low, rents/home purchases are comparatively cheap but can be complicated. Scandanavia at least has a functioning police/legal system - with no great amount of corruption ?
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