Shots in Bielefeld: Former European boxing champion apparently killed | EUROtoday

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As of: March 10, 2024 2:43 p.m

A person was shot lifeless in Bielefeld metropolis heart within the night. The perpetrator or perpetrators are on the run. According to WDR, the sufferer is the previous European boxing champion Besar Nimani.

According to the Bielefeld police, the photographs had been fired at round 6 p.m. on Obernstrasse close to Klasingstrasse, not removed from the Bielefelder Kunsthalle. One individual was killed, police confirmed later within the night. It is unclear whether or not it’s a number of perpetrators.

There was an arrest in downtown Bielefeld late on Saturday night. According to witness statements, involvement within the crime couldn’t be dominated out, based on the police. However, the suspicion was not confirmed. The individual was launched.

Temporary arrest and Apartment searches

The crime scene in Bielefeld on Sunday afternoon

That identical night time, the police, supported by officers from the Special Operations Command (SEK), searched a number of flats in Bielefeld in reference to the taking pictures. Nobody was arrested. The investigation continues.

How and, above all, why the deadly photographs occurred continues to be unclear. The “Ober” homicide squad is asking witnesses who can present details about the crime or who’ve taken images and movies to contact the police.

The sufferer is alleged to be ex-professional boxer Besar Nimani

As WDR discovered on website, the sufferer is alleged to be Besar Nimani, a former skilled boxer. The police haven’t but confirmed this. So far she is speaking a few 38-year-old from Bielefeld with Kosovar citizenship.

Nimani after his win in opposition to Ferenc Albert in August 2014

Nimani was, amongst different issues, European champion within the IBF boxing affiliation, from which he additionally held the title of International German Light Middleweight Champion. During this time he got here into battle with the legislation a number of instances. Among different issues, he was shot in 2013 when he bought into an argument with a number of males in downtown Bielefeld.

Six months earlier, the Kosovo Albanian had been sentenced to a positive for bodily hurt. In each circumstances, Nimani stated on the time that his attackers wished to extort safety cash from him.

Crime scene in Bielefeld metropolis heart cordoned off

Forensics examined the crime scene in downtown Bielefeld

According to a WDR reporter on website, the crime scene in a pedestrian zone in downtown Bielefeld was cordoned off within the night in order that the police may safe proof there. There is a café and a barber store within the speedy neighborhood of the crime scene. White police privateness screens shielded the realm.

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We will report on the subject on WDR on March 10, 2024, additionally on tv: WDR aktuell, 12.45 p.m.

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