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Three Men Arrested in Connection with Vesterbro Murder: Danish and Swedish Police Collaborate

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Danish and Swedish police have arrested three men for the murder of a 37-year-old man.

The murder took place at the corner of Herholdtsgade and Nyropsgade in the Vesterbro district of Copenhagen on October 19.

Copenhagen Police arrested one of the three men, a 21-year-old Danish citizen, when he arrived at Copenhagen Airport from abroad. He is charged with involvement in the murder.

The other two were arrested by Swedish police in Malmö. One of them, a 19-year-old Swedish man, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with the actual murder, while the other, a 24-year-old Danish citizen, was arrested today and charged with involvement in the murder. All three individuals reside in Sweden.

The murder occurred on Thursday, October 19, at approximately 5:15 pm at the corner of Herholdtsgade and Nyropsgade in Vesterbro. The perpetrator, riding an electric scooter disguised as a food delivery courier, approached the 37-year-old man and shot him at close range.

The perpetrator then fled down Nyropsgade to the intersection of Kampmannsgade. There, he discarded an orange jacket and cap from the food delivery service Just Eat, as well as a blue bag from Wolt, before fleeing further down Kampmannsgade towards the lakes while wearing dark clothing.

-“Since the murder, we have been working intensely on this serious case, and we are pleased that we have now made a breakthrough. The investigation continues, and one of the things we still need to clarify is why the 37-year-old man had to be killed,” said Deputy Police Inspector Brian Belling.

The 21-year-old who was arrested in Denmark will be brought before a court hearing on Friday at the Dommervagten in Copenhagen, where the prosecution will request his pretrial detention.

The two arrested in Sweden will be sought for detention with the intention of extradition to Denmark.

-“The investigation is very extensive and involves many parties – in particular, we have a close collaboration with Swedish police, which has provided extremely valuable assistance in the investigation in Sweden,” said Brian Belling.

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