The robber is killed. New details of the Jaffa shooting incident

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 Robber killed. New details of Jaffa shooting incident

On the evening of December 21, a 19-year-old young man was shot dead in Jaffa. Shortly after the incident, the suspect in the shooting was arrested and taken in for questioning. Meanwhile, the fatally wounded young man was taken to Wolfson Hospital. in critical condition, but doctors had to declare his death. Now, during the police investigation, new details have emerged that shed light on the circumstances of the incident.

The police say it was a robbery that got complicated. Hod Ha Sharon security guard, suspected of shooting, negotiated with a Jaffa resident to sell him an Airsoft air pistol, but when he arrived at the scene, it became clear to him that he had been set up and several suspects tried to take the weapon away from him . According to the suspect, he felt threatened and tried to resist – but eventually took out a gun, for which he has permission, and fired. He was arrested at night, and today the police will ask for an extension of his detention.

The young man who shot told investigators that he did not shoot with the intent to kill and that the young men who attacked him also shot at him. “I tried to shoot in the air, but unfortunately someone got hurt,” said the young man, who works as a security guard and owns a gun with a permit. “As soon as I got to a place where I felt safe, I called the police and told them what had happened.”

The guard told the investigation that “when I arrived in Jaffa at the place they arranged for me, I was spoken to by young people with an Arabic accent. I said I don't want to sell you weapons because I know what you'll do with them, they'll end up in crime and possibly other places, and I refuse the deal.” According to him, “suddenly I was surrounded by other strong Arabs – I realized that I had fallen into a trap. I took out the gun I had with me, fired one shot into the air, and they shot at my car,” he added. “I only shot once, no more, so they would stop shooting at me.”

The suspect's lawyer, Shir Agaronson, said he was a 22-year-old young man who had recently been demobilized. from an elite combat unit and works for a well-known security company. In this whole story, he is in fact the victim of an act of robbery and assault committed by several young people,” lawyer Aharonson explained. “He acted the way he did, out of sheer self-defense.”

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