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Former police officer shoots and kills wife and suspected lover

National News // May 18, 2020

A former police officer in Ticino shot and killed his wife and a man assumed to be her new lover. 

Photo by 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash Former police officer shoots and kills wife and suspected lover

The 64-year-old had only recently retired from the force – and his colleagues say his career had been exemplary. 

Local press reports the man entered a restaurant yesterday evening where his wife worked as a waitress and shot her and another man in the main square of Giubiasco near Bellinzona. 

He then turned the gun on himself. 

No one else was injured. The former policeman was said to be a specialist firearms officer and so was an excellent shot, according to local media. 

While locals speculate it was a crime of passion, Ticino police are not commenting. 

 

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