ASAP Rocky’s Swedish lawyer injured in Stockholm shooting

ASAP Rocky’s Swedish lawyer injured in Stockholm taking pictures

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Henrik Olsson Lilja was reportedly shot at his residence within the Swedish capital

A distinguished Swedish lawyer who represented US rapper ASAP Rocky in a latest assault case has reportedly been shot multiples instances in Stockholm.

Police had been referred to as to a taking pictures in Kungsholmen at round 09:00 native time (07:00 GMT) on Friday.

Paramedics took one particular person, a person in his 50s, to hospital with gunshot wounds, police mentioned.

The Swedish Bar Affiliation has confirmed the sufferer is Henrik Olsson Lilja, CBS News reported.

Mr Lilja is reported to be in a critical however steady situation and one suspect has been arrested.

The lawyer represented ASAP Rocky after the rapper’s arrest in Stockholm over an assault throughout a avenue brawl on 30 June.

On its web site, Stockholm Police described the shooting as “an isolated incident with no known connection to recent violent crimes”.

What occurred?

Mr Lilja was shot within the head and chest at his block of flats after which referred to as the police himself with a neighbour’s cellphone, according to Swedish newspaper Expressen.

A witness instructed the paper Mr Lilja was shot whereas wrestling with a person on the bottom.

The gunman, who fled the scene in a black SUV, remains to be at massive, the paper reported.

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ASAP Rocky thanked the court docket after being launched from jail final month

A suspect has been arrested and a number of other folks had been questioned in reference to the taking pictures, which is being investigated as an “tried homicide”, police mentioned.

The suspect in custody was a lady, additionally a senior lawyer, who had connections with Mr Lilja, Expressen reported.

How was Mr Lilja concerned in ASAP Rocky’s case?

Mr Lilja initially represented ASAP Rocky within the assault case, however was reportedly changed by defence lawyer Slobodan Jovicic for the trial.

Final month ASAP Rocky, actual identify Rakim Mayers, was discovered responsible of assaulting 19-year-old Mustafa Jafari throughout a struggle in Stockholm.

The 30-year-old rapper was given a two-year suspended sentence and ordered to pay damages to the sufferer.

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Media captionWho’s ASAP Rocky and why is he on Trump’s radar?

ASAP Rocky and his co-defendants, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers, claimed that they had been appearing in self-defence in opposition to two males who had been following their group.

The case attracted worldwide consideration when US President Donald Trump intervened, claiming the rapper was being handled unfairly.

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