Two men are sentenced to prison – shot with automatic weapons at police officers in Östersund

On August 12 last year, several shots were fired at a police patrol on Odenskogsvägen during a car chase. Prosecutor Emil Tiberg has called for 14 years in prison for the 19-year-old and 12 years for the 24-year-old.

In the verdict, which became public on Friday morning, it is stated that the 24-year-old will receive four years in prison for, among other things, gross sabotage against blue light operations and gross weapons offences.

Police shooting in Östersund

  • The 19-year-old’s lawyer: Not proven that the client shot to kill

  • The 23-year-old’s lawyer: “He should be acquitted of the most serious crimes”

  • The 19-year-old, who previously admitted serious weapons offences, will be sentenced to six years in prison for aggravated threats against an official, aggravated sabotage against blue light operations, aggravated weapons offenses and unlawful threats.

    Compensation to the affected police officers

    Both men must also pay SEK 60,000 each in damages to the four police officers who participated in the pursuit of the car from which the shots were fired. In the lawsuit, the prosecutor demanded that 200,000 kroner or 80,000 kroner should be paid in damages to the police officers.

    The preliminary investigation and the defendants’ stories have made it clear that the 24-year-old drove the car while the 19-year-old from the passenger seat opened the side window and fired with a submachine gun.

    In court it was debated whether he shot directly at the police officers in the car behind to kill, which was the prosecution’s line. While the defense argued that he fired obliquely into the air and that the intention was to scare the police into calling off the chase.