July 18, 2024

Gambian migrant fatally shot by German police following alleged knife threat


A tragic incident unfolded earlier today in Germany as Lamin Touray, a 46-year-old Gambian migrant, have been fatally shot by German police. According to reports from the authorities, Touray was allegedly threatening his girlfriend with a knife prior to the arrival of the police.

German law enforcement officials stated that Touray did not comply with their orders upon their arrival at the scene. Instead, he reportedly attacked the officers with the knife, prompting them to respond with lethal force. Touray sustained multiple gunshot wounds and succumbed to his injuries.

The news of Touray’s death has elicited shock and sadness among the community. Expressing condolences, a representative stated, “It is with great sorrow that we learn of the passing of Mr. Lamin Touray. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.” Additionally, there are calls for the Gambian government to liaise with German authorities to investigate the circumstances surrounding Touray’s death and to ensure that appropriate measures are taken.

As the investigation into this tragic incident unfolds, questions linger regarding the events leading up to Touray’s death and the response of law enforcement. Authorities are expected to conduct a thorough inquiry to shed light on the sequence of events and to address any concerns regarding the use of force in such situations.

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