A 43-year-old police officer, who on Tuesday was shot in the head at close-range outside Albertslund Police Station, has succumbed to his injuries and died.
“My thoughts are with the relatives and the officer’s many colleagues who have demonstrated great professionalism in this difficult and tragic moment,” stated Kim Christiansen, the head of Copenhagen’s police department for the west suburbs.
On Tuesday morning it seemed the police officer was out of danger, but during the afternoon he started having complications and died on Wednesday at 14:18 at Rigshospital surrounded by his family.
The policeman was shot by a 26-year-old mentally unstable man from Glostrup, who stole the gun from a shooting club in Rødovre.
The offender was arrested half an hour after the shooting about four kilometres from the scene.
He has initially been charged with manslaughter and will remain in custody for at least four weeks.
The shot policeman is the first officer to be killed while on duty in Denmark since 1995, and the fifteenth since the end of World War II.