North Rhine-Westphalia: shots at fleeing drivers – 19-year-old stable

North Rhine-Westphalia
Shots at fleeing drivers – 19-year-old stable

The police shoot at a motorist who tried to escape a traffic stop. photo

© Lino Mirgeler/dpa

A 19-year-old tries to avoid a traffic check on Saturday. Policemen follow him and finally shoot him. The young man is hit. How is his health today?

After a chase in Bad Salzuflen in North Rhine-Westphalia, in which police officers shot a 19-year-old driver, the young man’s condition has stabilized. This was confirmed on Wednesday by a spokeswoman for the Detmold public prosecutor’s office.

The man was hit by multiple shots on Saturday. Rescue workers took him to a hospital in a helicopter, but danger to life could not initially be ruled out. The “Westfalen-Blatt” had previously reported.

In total, the police officers fired more than 30 shots at the 19-year-old’s car, the prosecutor said. According to a statement, the Bielefeld police had set up a murder commission to clarify the background and the exact procedure at the weekend. According to initial findings, the police officers’ bodycams did not record the operation, as the prosecutor confirmed on Wednesday. These were not switched on.

The 19-year-old ran away from a police checkpoint on Saturday. Patrol cars followed his car into a cul-de-sac in a residential area. The officers got out there. However, the driver turned his car around and drove towards the officers at high speed, the authorities said. The police officers then shot the car with their service weapons and hit the young man.


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