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Investigation into Gun-Related Incident Proceeding Well

The State Prosecutor’s investigation of the shooting in the eastern suburbs of Reykjavík in early December is proceeding well, ví reports. Fifteen police officers with witness status have given a deposition.

police_shooting_december_2_2013_ruvPhoto: RÚV.

The State Prosecutor’s website states that the Reykjavík police forensics department is, in concordance with and under the supervision of the State Prosecutor, doing forensic research relating to the case.

Results of the State Prosecutor’s investigation will be made official, but it is not yet clear when it will be completed.

The gunman, who died during a police shootout in Reykjavík, on December 2 was the first person to die from a police shot in Iceland and was widely covered by both the domestic and international media.

The shootout took place after the man, who was in his fifties, started firing shots out of an apartment window. It has since been reported that he suffered from chronic mental illness and did not hold a gun license.


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