Jewel Thief Dies From Police Gunshot Wound

Via The Local:

The 26-year-old man shot in the head by Swedish police in connection with a jewellery store robbery in Södertälje last week died in hospital on Wednesday morning.

The man, who had been in critical condition since being taken to hospital following the shooting, died at 8.55am, according to the police.

“The Police Authority in Stockholm County regrets the loss, and expresses its deep respect for the family’s sorrow”, police wrote in a statement on their website.

The 26-year-old was remanded in custody on Tuesday on suspicions of aggravated robbery in connection with his role in the theft.

A total of six people are suspected of involvement in the robbery, which targeted a jewellery store in central Södertälje, an hour south of Stockholm.

Mobile phone video footage of the incident shows armed men exiting the shopping mall while gunfire can be heard in the background.

Several of the robbers escaped from the scene in a Silver Audi, leaving the critically injured 26-year-old on the ground.

The 26-year-old’s attorney, Serpil Güngör, had previously appealed the remand order, citing her client’s condition, explaining it was clear that he wouldn’t be able to affect the investigation.

His brain is “totally destroyed in larges areas”, she wrote in the appeal.

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