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(SWR) Policeman kills 26-year-old Eritrean with a shot in the head

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Monday, 04 November 2019

After police operation in Hoppstädten: Identity of the shot ax attacker has been resolved

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Hoppstädten-Weiersbach04.11.2019, 17:16 clock

After police operation in Hoppstädten: Identity of the shot ax attacker has been resolved [Update 16.45]

The identity of the armed with an ax man, who was shot on Saturday night in a large-scale police operation in Hoppstädten-Weiersbach, is clear: It is a 26-year-old citizen of Eritrea, the last lived in the district Birkenfeld, but there is no fixed Had registration address. "The man died from a shot against the head from the front. We assume that his death occurred immediately. "Said Michael Brandt, chief prosecutor in Bad Kreuznach, our newspaper on Monday afternoon, after he had the preliminary result of the autopsy.

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November 4, 2019, 4:20 pm

Crime - Hoppstädten-Weiersbach
Polizeiabsperrung am Tennisplatz (Foto: SWR)
At this tennis court, the man was shot.

Autopsy: Policeman kills 26-year-old Eritrean with a shot in the head

Hoppstädten-Weiersbach (dpa / lrs) - The armed with an ax 26-year-old from the circle Birkenfeld has been killed by a police officer with a shot in the head. "We assume that he was dead immediately," said Chief Prosecutor Michael Brandt on Monday after the autopsy in Bad Kreuznach. The shot hit the man's head from the front. For the circumstances of the deadly firearms use it is now in the further investigation.

The Eritrean had been on the road for hours with an ax in the community Hoppstädten-Weiersbach on Saturday and had the investigation according to a man threatened and hit on a car. After a large manhunt, the public prosecutor's aggressive man was then shot by a police officer.

The motives of the 26-year-old were still completely unclear on Monday. The recognized refugee had lived in the district Birkenfeld, but there no firm registration address. Whether he was ill or had taken drugs, was initially not fixed. The result of a toxicological study will take some time.


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