Groningen shooter’s nationality ‘unknown’

The man who shot dead a police officer and allegedly battered a young woman to death is a failed asylum seeker who cannot be deported because his nationality is unknown, police confirmed on Thursday evening.

The 25-year-old, known as Alasam S, was also known to the police, the Telegraaf reported. He is currently in hospital being treated for bullet wounds after police shot him five times in the leg as he tried to escape.
Local police chief Oscar Dros told a news conference the force had been shocked at the death of the 48-year-old officer who tried to stop Alasam S at the station after an alert had gone out for his arrest. The officer was in plain clothes at the time and was apparently shot with his own gun.
The shooting took place in the Groningen village of Baflo, which has a population of 1,800 and is described as a ‘close knit’ community.

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