A dispute between two drivers at the crossroads between two streets of Hannover, Germany ended in murder, at noon last Thursday. A 30-year-old man from Kosovo, with the initials AN, died there
The suspect in his murder is a 32-year-old man with German-Serbian citizenship, with the initials RZ, who the media report is also from Kosovo.
According to witnesses, the quarrel started between the persons who were in two cars, a Porsche Cayenne and a Mercedes-Benz S500.
But what was the reason for the quarrel?
The Hannover Prosecutor’s Office has said that investigations into the exact course of events and the background are ongoing.
Kathrin Söfker from the prosecutor’s office press office stated that the 32-year-old man suspected of murder has already been handed over to the Police and that he is in custody, based on an arrest warrant from the District Court in Hanover.
“Investigations into the exact course of events and the background are ongoing. The suspect, a 32-year-old man of German-Serbian citizenship, who was wanted, appeared in the afternoon and was arrested by Hanover police officers. “He has been in custody since yesterday on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by the District Court in Hanover, on suspicion of murder,” Söfker said.
The victim has been known to the justice authorities, the cause of a case that had occurred in 2017. He has been involved in a dispute in the same city, where he shot another man in self-defense.
It remains unclear whether the killing of AN is related to this incident.
According to Söfker, he was then given a suspended sentence for violating the Law on Weapons.
“The victim is a 30-year-old man of Kosovar nationality. The full names of the suspect and the victim cannot be revealed. The victim was involved in a dispute in Hanover in 2017, in which he shot another man in self-defense. “The victim was later given a suspended sentence for violating the gun law,” the Hannover Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.
Details on how the murder took place were provided by the Prosecution through a press release.
“Initially, only two cars were damaged, which were standing in front of the traffic light in Weidendamm, in the direction of Herschelstrasse. The dispute escalated to the point that at least one shot was fired from the Mercedes-Benz car. Shortly afterwards, the Porsche car accelerated, crossed the intersection and hit a traffic sign on the opposite side of the road. Shortly afterwards, the 30-year-old man in the Porsche got out of the car and fell to the ground. Despite efforts for help from the rescue service, the man died at the scene. “The exact cause of death was initially unclear,” the prosecution said in a statement.