Prosecution in the case of police officers killed in the Kossel region – SWR Aktuell

Fatal shots at two police officers near Olmit in the Kossel region at the end of January caused terror. Now the Kaiserslautern Prosecutor’s Office has brought charges against the alleged shooter – for murder.

The Kaiserslautern Prosecutor’s Office charged the suspect, Andreas S. , killing two police officers. In the early morning of January 31, 2022, Chief Inspector Alexander K. (29) and police candidate Yasmine B. (24) in cold blood during an alleged routine examination. It should be the only shooter.

The Public Prosecution Office announces new details

According to the Kaiserslautern Prosecutor’s Office, the 38-year-old reportedly fired a third shot at police officers in addition to the previously known shots. He is said to have shot the police candidate for the first time with a rifle at close range. Then she fell unconscious to the ground. Because he believed she had been killed, the next shot was fired at police officer Alexander K. With the gun.

Hit him in the buttocks. It is also said that Alexander K. shot the attacker with his service pistol. Then Andreas S. Hunting rifle and shot three times, seriously wounding the police officer. Another fatal shot hit him in the head.

The police officer survived the first shot

Subsequently, it was reported that Andreas S. He searched the notes of the police officer, who was still alive at the time. He should have noticed. Then he fired another shot with the rifle – in the head.

Accordingly, the Kaiserslautern Prosecutor’s Office charges Andreas S.B with “attempted murder in conjunction with infliction of grievous bodily harm and two other murders”. He is also accused of resisting and assaulting law enforcement officials. The District Court of Kaiserslautern has not yet decided whether the charges against Andreas S. will be accepted.

The Kaiserslautern Prosecutor is also investigating his wife

In addition, the Kaiserslautern Prosecutor’s Office is still investigating the 38-year-old’s wife on charges of negligent homicide and violation of the arms law. She is said to have bought the two shotguns with which she fired the fatal shots at Saarland. According to the prosecutors, she legally owned weapons. Authorities are now investigating how the 38-year-old husband acquired the guns.

Escape to Saarland – arrest in Sulzbach

The Kaiserslautern Prosecutor’s Office assumes that Andreas S. He wanted to cover up the poaching with his fatal shots at the two police officers.


In the case of police officers killed in the Kossel district, the Kaiserslautern District Court issued arrest warrants. Investigators assume that the alleged perpetrators wanted to cover up past poaching operations.

After a rough act, Andreas S. and his alleged partner escaped. Both were later arrested without resistance by the SS after a large-scale manhunt in Sulzbach, Saarland.

Police officers on duty in downtown Sulzbach.  After the fatal shooting of two police officers in the Palatinate, two suspects were arrested here.  (Photo: dpa Bildfunk, picture alliance / dpa | Thomas Frey)

Here, in the city center of Sulzbach in Saarland, the two suspects were arrested in the two murdered police officers in the Kossel region at the end of January.

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The Kaiserslautern Prosecutor’s Office has brought charges of poaching on the night of the crime and attempting to evade prosecution against the alleged partner, who was said to have been present at the fatal shooting but did not shoot himself. In other cases of poaching, the public prosecutor in Saarbrücken is investigating.


Police officers on duty in Kusel.  Police unions do not see the time to come to terms with an act of violence (Photo: dpa Bildfunk, picture alliance / dpa | Sebastian Gollnow)

On January 31, 2022, two police officers were shot dead near Olmet in the Kossel region. Two suspects were arrested. The grief of all of Germany.


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Condolences, Schulz’s visit and hateful comments

Kossel’s fatal shots caused panic and sympathy around the world. The West Palatinate Police Headquarters in Kaiserslautern has received thousands of letters – including from Asia and Africa. Chancellor Olaf Schultz (SPD) also traveled to Kaiserslautern to speak to fellow police officers who had been shot.

But it wasn’t just sadness and sympathy. People wrote private hate comments in social networks on the Internet, and even called for the police officers to be chased.


Hate on the Internet (Photo: dpa Bildfunk, picture alliance / Lukas Schulze / dpa)

The Federal Council gave the go-ahead to tighten the criminal code for hateful comments. The state of Rhineland-Palatinate has demanded that hateful hateful comments be prosecuted, as in the case of the two police officers murdered in the Kossel region.


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