Attempted femicide in Rome in the night between 19 and 20 January. A 38-year-old man was arrested by the police for having fired a shot at his ex-wife. The incident took place in via Riano, a short distance from Ponte Milvio. In April 2021 the man, of Albanian origins, had already been arrested for mistreatment in the family against the woman.
Around 2 am on January 20, a phone call from a girl asking for help arrived at number 112: the patrols of the State Police reached the woman who was there with her brother-in-law in a few moments. The two told the policemen of the Volanti section and of the Ponte Milvio, Primavalle and Villa Glori districts / police stations that, shortly before her, leaving one of the premises in via Flaminia, they found her ex-husband together with another boy . A dispute arose from the meeting at the height of which the ex-spouse allegedly took a gun and fired a shot at the ex-wife and brother-in-law’s address.
The bullet would have narrowly missed the two, hitting a window of a room where, at that moment, there was no one. The 38-year-old, immediately after shooting, would have fled with his friend aboard the sedan from which he had also taken the weapon. In response to what was said, the agents found, at a height of just over one and a half meters from the ground, a hole in the glass of a restaurant. The boy who accompanied the 38-year-old was tracked down shortly after on a street in the Battistini district. The searches for the perpetrator of the shot were more articulated: the policemen of the Flying section arrived in an apartment in the Candida forest, near which the reported car was also parked. With the help of the firefighters, they entered through a window and found the 38-year-old in a closet hidden among his clothes. The searches have not – at the moment – allowed us to find the pistol. The victim formalized the complaint for the incident in the offices of the Ponte Milvio District. The 38-year-old, at the end of the investigations, was detained because he was seriously suspected of the crime of attempted murder. The man who was in the company of the man was also investigated in a state of freedom for aiding and abetting.
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