A shocking video has emerged of police locked in a shootout moments before they raided a Floriana hideout. An Albanian man was unarmed and arrested in connection with the horrific Sliema double homicide last week.
Footage shows a police officer in a vest and pointing his gun at a building while taking cover behind a car.
Shots can be heard moments later.
Police Commissioner Gafa’ clarified that while the main suspect was caught with a gun, officers used flashbangs and not live bullets.
25-year-old Daniel Muka was arrested as prime suspect of the double murder of Christian Pandolfino and Ivor Maciejowski, who were shot dead in their Sliema home last week.
Police took several items from the Floriana house as potential evidence, as well as a hand pistol, believed to be the murder weapon.
A Maltese man was also taken into police custody and is believed to have assisted Muka to hide after the murder was committed.
This is the biggest breakthrough in the case so far. Yesterday, police also discovered the white, stolen getaway car in the parking complex of St. Luke’s Hospital. A professional frequency-disrupting device was found inside, together with stolen items from the murder scene.
Stolen items, including possible gold taken off the murder victims, have led police to believe theft is the most likely motive behind the crime.
While Muka is arrested, the two other men caught on CCTV at the scene of the crime are still at large.
Investigations are ongoing.
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