Eight in custody over shooting, one extended

19.02.2021 - 15:34
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 Mynd: Birgir Þór Harðarson
Eight people, including one Icelandic citizen, are in custody over the fatal shooting in Reykjavík last weekend. The eighth was remanded in custody today and is one of the two arrested yesterday. Custody for one Lithuanian citizen arrested shortly after the murder late last Saturday was due to expire today but police are applying for an extension.

All are men in their thirties or forties and come from various countries, including Spain, Albania, and Lithuania. Some are recently-arrived in Iceland, while others have lived in the country for a long time. 

The police have so far made very little information public, other than that the investigation is very widespread and complicated. Many house searches have been carried out around the country and evidence seized; including a motor vehicle. Phone records and security camera footage have also been examined. 

Four of the men decided to appeal their custody to the Landsréttur appeals court, which has, according to RÚV sources, not overturned the lower court’s decision in any of the cases. 

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