Two Guardia Civil Shot in the Head in Hunting Area in Northern Spain
The Mossos d’Esquadra, Catalunya’s equivalent of the Guardia Civil, have arrested a 28-year-old man over the killing of two rural Mossos officers in a hunting area in the northern province of Lleida.
Catalunya’s Interior Minister, Jordi Jané, said the two officers were shot and killed during a routine permit check, with the man hunting without a valid gun license at the time of their encounter.
The suspect, however, called the police himself, saying that he had shot the two agents while hunting. The minister ruled out the possibility of an accident and called the deaths a double homicide. He said the man acted violently while visibly distressed and with clear intent to kill, shooting both victims in the head.