Police in Zaragoza launch search for tenant that shot at landlady over unpaid rent

Police in Zaragoza have launched a search for a tenant that shot at his landlady over unpaid rent.

Police are urgently looking for a young man who fled through the window of a fourth-floor apartment after an argument with his landlady over unpaid rent.

The landlady apparently went to claim the non-payment of several months of rent when she was shot at by the individual who is a man of Moroccan origin. The attacker managed to escape the scene by jumping through the window of the fourth floor flat- he is now wanted by the Police.

The events occurred at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, when the woman, who was accompanied by her son, approached apartment number 2 in the Plaza de El Burgo de Ebro, located in the Zaragoza neighbourhood of Picarral, with the intention of collecting rent arrears from the tenant.

The confrontation between the two began in the middle of the street, where, according to some witnesses, he was holding a gun. The argument carried on in the apartment in question, where the tenant allegedly fired shots to try to get the woman to leave.

To scare her, the suspect repeatedly fired blank rounds and, given the way things were evolving, and not knowing if the next bullet would be real, the owner decided to call 091.

Several patrols from the Citizen Security Brigade and the Prevention and Reaction Unit of the Higher Police Headquarters of Aragon travelled to the site. The sirens alerted the tenant who jumped up to the roofs of the block and fled the scene.


 

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