From Iceland — Numerous More Suspects Now Held Over Reykjavík Shooting

Numerous More Suspects Now Held Over Reykjavík Shooting

Published February 22, 2021

John Pearson
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Two more arrests have been made connected to the shooting of a man in Reyjkavík on February 13th, and details of the wide international mix of detainees in this case have emerged.

Fréttablaðið reports that two men were apprehended on Saturday. One was released on Sunday while the other remains in custody pending further investigation, bringing the total of detainees in this case to nine.

Those arrested in connection with this case span a broad range of nationalities, including Icelanders, according to RÚV. All are being held in solitary confinement at Hólmsheiði prison.

Police believe that they have the shooter in custody, and are investigating whether the killing relates to a dispute between individuals or between groups.

Armando Bequiri was shot outside his home in Rauðagerði, while his pregnant wife and young child were inside. RÚV suggests that the killer waited outside the home and shot him several times with a silenced pistol.

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