Suspected gunman arrested in Estepona

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Suspected gunman arrested in Estepona
Victim pictured shot through both legs. Credit: National Police

Suspected gunman arrested in Malaga’s Estepona.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested by National Police officers in Estepona. He was arrested on suspicion of the crimes of robbery with violence, illegal possession of weapons, drug trafficking and injuring another person.

The alleged perpetrator made arrangements to meet his victim to carry out a drugs sale. During the meeting, he stole 10,000 euros. Not only did he not hand over the drugs he also shot the man he was meeting. The victim was injured in both of his legs.

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Officers searched the suspect’s house. They recovered a nine millimetre pistol along with ammunition. They also discovered over 2000 euros in cash, three mobile phones and 89 grams of hashish. They found relevant documentation too.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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