The court sentenced 21-year-old Azim A. to 10 years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for randomly shooting a student in the city of Groningen last year. He was convicted of attempted manslaughter. The student, Sidney Ruiter, survived the shooting, but is permanently paralyzed, RTL Nieuws reports.
On Monday a SWAT team of the Groningen police arrested a man suspected of shooting a 21-year-old student in the city, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. 20-year-old Azim A. was arrested in a home on Duindoornstraat in Groningen, the police announced.
Two other people, who were in the home with A., were also arrested. The police are investigating whether they were involved in the shooting.
The police received 21 tips about 20-year-old Azim Aynaci, suspected of shooting a 21-year-old student in Groningen, since his photo and name was released on Opsporing Verzocht on Sunday, the Groningen police said on Twitter. As yet, he hasn't turned himself in.
The police released the name and photo of a 20-year-old man wanted for a shooting in Groningen that left a 21-year-old student paralyzed from the waist down. Two other suspects are already in custody.
The police gave the third suspect an ultimatum - if he does not turn himself in before the broadcast of Opsoring Verzocht on Tuesday night, the police will release his name and photo. The suspect did not turn himself in, so the police went through with their threat.
"Who knows where this man, 20-year-old Azim Aynaci, stays?" the police ask on their website.
A 21-year-old student was shot "out of nowhere" in Groningen over the weekend, the police revealed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. He was seriously injured and will be paralyzed for the rest of his life.
The victim was shot on Korreweg around 5:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. He was cycling when he was surrounded by three men. One of them fired a shot. The victim was hit, but managed to run away. As he fled, more shots were fired at him. The police believe that the young man was coincidentally involved in the incident - that he was a random victim.