Young Romany shot dead in self-defense

A 63-year-old man who shot dead a 22-year-old-Romany and injured his brother in Tanvald on January 1 acted in self-defense after being assaulted with a knife, regional deputy state attorney Lenka Bradáčová has said. On Friday, the official confirmed that the investigation had ruled out murder or a deliberate act with the intent to kill on the part of the 63-year-old in the shooting incident. But she stressed that whether the degree of self-defence in the case was justified had not yet been gauged. Meanwhile, racial-motivation and robbery in the case have also been ruled out. The results of expert assessments should be available within two to three months.

Author: Jan Velinger