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

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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.

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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