August 15, 2021: It was 8.15pm when a 36-year-old man previously sentenced to detention walked onto a subway car in Skøyenåsen in Oslo.
He has a gun and a gun with him.
Then a very dangerous and dramatic situation arises between him and two others.
There is no relationship between the three.
On Tuesday, the 36-year-old will appear in Oslo District Court, charged with attempted murder, illegal possession of a firearm, threats and violence.
– He does not plead guilty after the indictment is issued, says his defense attorney, Oyvind Bratlin.
Two loaded guns
In court, the prosecution will present evidence of what they believe happened inside the subway car.
– This is very dangerous. Arm yourself and shoot in public, says the prosecutor in the case, state attorney Asbjørg Lykkjen.
She believes it is clear that the 36-year-old attempted to kill both men.
According to the prosecution’s decision, which was issued by the Oslo Public Prosecutor’s Office, he must have pointed a loaded 45-caliber pistol at one of them’s heads and pulled it out.
The gun doesn’t work
Based on the consequences of the indictment, the person concerned had guardian angels.
The gun will not fire.
Shortly thereafter, he is said to have picked up another weapon, this time a . 32-caliber revolver, before firing several shots at the same man.
He was hit by shells in several places on his body, but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
His assistant lawyer, Sidra Bhatti, stated that her client is looking forward to taking the case now to court.
– It was a long and difficult waiting period for my clients. She says he is now looking forward to closing the case.
On the other hand, the other victim who was in the carriage was more seriously injured.
The prosecution believes that the defendant pointed the gun at him and fired a bullet that hit him in the right shoulder. The injection damaged the esophagus and clavicle artery.
In addition, both lungs were punctured.
The injured person was soon taken to the hospital, where he received life-saving treatment.
His assistant attorney, Thomas Klevenberg, says his client is looking forward to putting the incident behind him.
– The burden on him was great, and the fact that the case is now approaching a final point means that he is moving on with his life, even if it is a long way to go back to the person he was before the accident, says my lawyer.
The overall indictment:
The indictment issued by order of the Public Prosecutor includes four items:
- Article 275 of the Criminal Code, see Article 16: For trying to kill two people on the subway between Hellerud and Skøyenåsen.
- Article 263 of the Penal Code: For the court pointing a gun at a person and threatening him inside a sushi restaurant.
- Article 189a of the Criminal Code: To carry a handgun and handgun in a public place. The prosecution believes the crime to be serious because “particular emphasis is placed on a weapon that is easily loaded or loaded”.
- Article 271 of the Penal Code: For hitting someone in the face twice with a flat hand inside a sushi restaurant.
Four shots at least
The shooting incident triggered an intense police operation, with armed police chasing the suspects with large forces.
TV 2 was present when the 36-year-old was arrested later that evening.
According to defender Prattlin, there is doubt about the number of shots fired at the subway car.
—but it’s indisputable to fire at least four shots, says Prattlin.
He does not want to prejudge his client’s explanation of what he believes happened, other than the fact that he denies that he tried to kill the two men.
– It will show that the shots were fired while there was a struggle over the gun. Lawyer says we will get details in court.
Prattlin asserts that there is no connection between those involved.
– It was an accidental collision.
– I won’t elaborate on it before the main session.
– appears without prompting
In addition to the subway incident, the serious indictment contained two other items, for incidents that should have occurred earlier that same day.
According to the prosecution, it was around 4.30pm when the defendant was in a cloakroom at a sushi restaurant in Tveita in Oslo.
It is said here that he pointed a gun at a person’s head, and threatened his life before hitting him in the face twice with his hand.
He is also accused of carrying the two loaded weapons.
Unlike the other two victims in the case, there must be some kind of relationship between the defendant and the person who allegedly experienced the violence, Bratlin explains.
The prosecutor does not want to go into what they believe is a possible motive for the pre-trial proceedings.
– It seems that this happens without a claim, but we have to wait for the defendant’s explanation in open court, says Lekgen.
Risking imprisonment for the second time
In the indictment, the prosecutor made a reservation about the possibility of filing a detention order.
In this case it will be for the second time.
In 2011, he was sentenced to six years in prison with a minimum term of four years, following a serious case of violence.
State Attorney Lekgen bases his reservations about the arrest on the seriousness of the circumstances with which he is now accused, as well as his extensive criminal history.
– There are several indications that this person may commit acts that affect the life and health of others in the future, she said.
In addition to the 2011 sentence, he has a number of convictions.
– We are willing to file an arrest request in light of his background. Defender Pratlin says whether or not there will be detention depends on how the evidence is evaluated.
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