Shooting in Sevran: a suspect arrested after the double murder of May 5

Shooting in Sevran: a suspect arrested after the double murder of May 5
Shooting in Sevran: a suspect arrested after the double murder of May 5

A 49-year-old suspect will be presented this Saturday to an investigating judge in Bobigny (Seine-Saint-Denis) for the double homicide in Sevran. Arrested and placed in police custody last Thursday in Bobigny, this man well known to the justice system for drug trafficking, deemed dangerous, is suspected of being the author of the two murders, committed on Sunday May 5, at 6:30 p.m., Cité Basse in Sevran, according to information from BFMTV, confirmed by a Source close to the investigation.

The police had the forty-year-old in their crosshairs since the start of the affair. A few hours after the shooting, investigators went to the suspect’s home in Val-d’Oise. They had failed. Until Thursday, May 16, when the individual was spotted by the research and intervention brigade (BRI) not far from the Algerian consulate in Bobigny.

The hypothesis of a settling of scores against a backdrop of drug trafficking seems to be confirmed. The two victims caught in a shooting were also known for this type of crime.

The possibility of a “return match” mentioned

The perpetrator of the shots gave his victims no chance. Sixteen 9 mm caliber cartridge cases were found on site. The idea of ​​a “return match” was also taken into account by the BRI and the SDPJ 93 (Departmental Judicial Police Service), jointly responsible for the case.

Indeed, the day before, a first homicide had devastated the sensitive Beaudottes district, located one kilometer from the Basse city. While passing the Micro-Folie cultural venue, Karim, 28, was shot and killed on the night of Friday May 3 to Saturday May 4. Three other men, aged 25 to 34, were seriously injured.

Witnesses noted the presence of a Peugeot 5008 and a man who got out to shoot Karim’s group. Twenty-five 7.62 mm shell casings were found on the ground. The Criminal Brigade was put in charge of the investigation for this first homicide which, until now, has not given rise to any arrests.

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