The Kallithea Police Department announced the arrest of two young men who challenged their girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend, a 24-year-old local, to a “duel”.
During the showdown, a 30-year-old man pulled out a pistol and fired, as a result of which the guy was seriously injured. According to the information, the defendant made an appointment with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend to resolve “some differences.”
The challenge to the “duel” was made via facebook (how could it be otherwise, in the current century ?!). The meeting place was set for the early morning of 23-9-2020, in the courtyard of the church Ιερού Ναού της Μεταμορφώσεως, Kallithea. However, both duelists came to the meeting with “help”.
As it was established during the investigation, a fierce dispute ensued between two groups of aggressive men, during which a shot was fired. According to witnesses, there were several shots, and they continued even when the wounded man fell to the ground. Further, a fight ensued between the disputants, after which the three defendants fled the scene of the crime.
The young man was taken to hospital with serious injuries, underwent surgery and is still (for a year now) undergoing treatment in a private hospital for the disabled.
Course of events
Two local residents aged 22 and 30 were arrested on 21-7-2021 in Kallithea by police officers. The detainees are accused of:
attempted murder and direct participation in it; inflicting severe injuries on the victim; illegal possession of firearms and their use; violation of the Law on Narcotic Substances.
Another accomplice is wanted in this case – a 33-year-old foreigner.
During a search in the house of a 30-year-old man, the following were found and confiscated:
a pistol with a magazine and three cartridges inside; 50 rounds; raw hemp weighing 65 grams; cash amount EUR 9,350; mobile phone.
During a search in the house of a 22-year-old detainee, the following were found and confiscated:
keychain pistol * (photo below) with 2 cartridges inside; folding baton; raw hemp weighing 71 grams.
The case file was compiled by employees of the police department A.T. Kallithea and then transferred to the Athens prosecutor’s office, resulting in a warrant for the arrest of the detainees. Those arrested were taken to the Athens Prosecutor’s Office.