SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden – A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a 40-year-old Syriac man in the Swedish city of Södertälje last year October. The prosecutor’s office requested the arrest of the man for assisting in the murder and protection of criminals. The district court decided to arrest the man on only the latter charge, reports SVT Nyheter.
The 22-year-old is the third suspect arrested in the murder investigation. Earlier, a then 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of the murdering and a 25-year-old man is suspected of assisting in murder. Both remain in custody.
It was in early October that the 40-year old Syriac man was shot dead in the open street in the Ronna neighborhood of Södertälje, a city with more than 40 thousand Syriacs. According to the police, everything points out that he was shot by mistake.