22-year-old man arrested for drive-by murder in Malmö
In November of last year a 15-year-old youth with a non-Western immigrant background was shot to death outside a pizzeria on Möllevången in Malmö. Another youth was found shot and seriously wounded. Now a 22-year-old is a suspect with probable cause in the gang-related murder.
The arrest decision was made by a Malmö district court on Friday. The arrested 22-year-old has a non-Western immigrant background and was previously convicted of crimes, aggravated assault among others, for which he was sentenced to 75 hours of youth service (usually gardening or cleaning work) “on the grounds of good behavior”. He was also convicted for driving without a license.
Three other persons, two 22-year-olds and a 21-year-old, were arrested in the same case. In the absence of strong enough evidence for involvement in the murder and attempted murder, for the time being the prosecutor chose to charge them only for narcotics offenses.
All three have non-Western immigrant backgrounds and have been previously convicted of various crimes, such as drug offenses, assault, drunkenness, threats, and more. They are well-known to police as figures in criminal gangs in the extremely problematic, so-called “vulnerable” and immigrant-dominated neighborhood of Seved.
The two crime victims were also previously known to police, according to information. It is unclear what specific conflict among the concerned persons lies behind the shootings.