BREAKING: Man arrested after police officer killed in shooting in south of Spain

GUNNED DOWN: Colleagues of fatally wounded police officer express their condolences (File Image) Photo credit: Shutterstock

A GUARDIA CIVIL police officer was shot in the stomach and died this morning (Monday) after he stopped a car in Granada.

A source claims that after getting out of the vehicle in Huetor Vega, one or several occupants opened fire, fatally wounding the 49-year-old.

They were initially stopped on suspicion of being involved in a robbery in Las Gavias.

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The officer was taken to the Technology Park of Health Sciences Hospital in Granada shortly before 5am, and underwent emergency surgery, but died shortly afterwards.

He leaves behind a wife and children.

A spokesperson for the Local Police of Granada said: “We want to convey to the family, friends, companions and brothers, our deepest condolences after the death in service of our partner Arcos. Rest in peace.”

UPDATE: Police have arrested the alleged suspect – described by sources as a ‘known criminal with a long criminal record.’


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