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Prosecutors drop inquiry into man who shouted at Munich gunman

Published 05/08/2016

German prosecutors are not pursuing an inquiry into a man filmed shouting at the Munich gunman who killed nine people
German prosecutors are not pursuing an inquiry into a man filmed shouting at the Munich gunman who killed nine people

German prosecutors are dropping an inquiry into a man filmed shouting insults at a German-Iranian man who killed nine people and then himself in Munich on July 22.

A video surfaced after the attack showing a man yelling at the 18-year-old gunman from his balcony.

Munich prosecutors later received a criminal complaint against the man, alleging that he might have provoked the gunman into the shooting.

It is not clear who filed this complaint, which alleged slander and involuntary manslaughter.

The exchange happened after the gunman had shot his victims at a McDonald's restaurant and a shopping mall.

Under German law, prosecutors have to look into criminal complaints, which anyone can file.

AP

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