The police suspect that a 31-year-old man who was shot dead on Wednesday morning in Korydallos may have been involved in the November 2013 shooting outside the Golden Dawn offices in N. Iraklio, which resulted in the death of two party supporters.
The 31-year-old man was shot dead at a restaurant on Eleftheria Square in Korydallos on Wednesday morning. The shooter and his accomplice approached the victim on a motorcycle and shot him twice in the head, before escaping.
While the police initially believed that Wednesday’s shooting may have been an organized crime affair, the 31-year-old victim appears to have been suspected of participating in the N. Iraklio shooting, as he appears to have had telephone conversations with other suspects from the criminal underworld and militant political groups.
In 201 the 31-year-old was accused of planting a bomb at the Korydallos police department, for which he was detained and released a few months later. At the time, the 31-year-old claimed that he had not targeted the police department, but the adjacent balcony of a woman with whom he had personal differences. The police suspect that the 31-year-old may have been involved in two attacks against a 40-year-old man in September 2013. This case was related to an October 2008 bank robbery in Kalamata, where 383,000 euros were stolen.
The police now suspect that the shooting of the 31-year-old may have been an effort to cover up evidence in relation to the lethal shooting outside the offices of the neo-Nazi party in N. Iraklio.