A BRITISH man has been arrested for attempted homicide after a doorman was shot outside a nightspot in Benidorm’s Little England area.
It is believed the British man wasn’t allowed in the nightclub because he was drunk.
A town hall spokesman confirmed: “Around 12.30am two people who were drunk were refused entry to the venue by a member of the security staff.”
“Around 1am a vehicle drove up to the nightspot and shots were fired from the car which ended with a doorman being hit in the leg with a bullet.” “Police in the area were alerted and a suspect was arrested near the scene.”
Sources confirmed there had been an argument between the doorman and the suspect before the victim was shot. It is understood the suspect left to go to his rented vehicle to fetch the weapon before returning and shooting the doorman at around 1am
The 46-year-old suspect was then held near the scene of the shooting as he tried to flee in his rented car.
The doorman, a 36-year-old Romanian was rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds to his leg after helping police capture the Brit.
A police source said: “His life is not in danger. Although he was injured, he managed to see the car the gunman fled in and was able to alert a police patrol in the area who put out a radio alert to colleagues who managed to stop the suspect.”
The gun has been seized and is being tested to see if it has been used in previous crimes.
The unnamed Brit is expected to appear in court today (Thursday) or on Friday.