UPDATE: 17-year-old’s suspected killer detained in Germany
UPDATE, May 9, 9:50am: Police last night confirmed that a man detained Wednesday afternoon by German authorities at an airport in Dusseldorf was Musa Özcan Sevim, the lone suspect in the killing of a 17-year-old youth in Tingbjerg on Sunday night.
Copenhagen police had sent an international alert to European police forces to be on the lookout for Sevim. He was detained by German police at 2 pm yesterday afternoon. Police said that Sevim was attempting to fly to Turkey.
ORIGINAL: The police have now released the name and photos of the man suspected of having shot and killed the 17-year-old Sohail Hamza on Sunday evening.
The suspect is 20-year-old Musa Ozcan Sevim, who is described as being 180cm tall, with short hair and possibly a beard. He has had previous run-ins with the law and is a known member of the gang Tingbjerg-grupperingen.
Yesterday, the police searched for Sevim after receiving residents' tips. The police encouraged Sevim to turn himself in but when he failed to do so, they went public with his identity.
The suspect is described as dangerous and the police therefore encourage anyone who believe they have seen him to contact them. Police gave the same advice to the seven to eight people thought to have witnessed the shooting.
“If anyone thinks they have seen him or may know of his whereabouts, we would like to know. Citizens are advised not to try and catch the suspect, but instead contact the police,” Steffen Thaaning Steffensen, Copenhagen Police commissioner, said in a press statement.