BEIRUT — A Lebanese man allegedly killed a Syrian national near Majdalia in the Zgharta area of northern Lebanon after the latter ran away following a theft attempt, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) said on Monday.
In a statement, the ISF said that they found A. W. J., a young Syrian man, severely injured in his left thigh on June 7. They then took him to a hospital, where he died soon afterward. The statement added that the alleged killer, A. R., had been previously imprisoned for illicit drug usage.
When the ISF raided the alleged killer's home in Nabaa on June 9, he reportedly confessed to shooting the victim. According to the ISF statement, he said that he met the victim through messenger, and lured him to a home in Tripoli before taking him to an empty area and shooting him. The motive was allegedly theft, the statement said.
A source at the ISF said the alleged killer did not take the victim's phone or money as the alleged motive in the statement was theft, because he panicked after shooting the victim. The source hosever could not explain why the alleged killer chose this person in particular to steal from.
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In a statement, the ISF said that they found A. W. J., a young Syrian man, severely injured in his left thigh on June 7. They then took him to a hospital, where he died soon...