Man shot dead in Stockholm suburb

A man in his forties was shot on Wednesday evening in a house in the leafy Stockholm suburb of Tyresö.

Man shot dead in Stockholm suburb

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.

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.

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Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

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Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden.