A rookie Italian police officer has “without a shadow of doubt” killed the 24-year-old Tunisian terrorist suspected of committing the deadly terror attack in which a dozen people were killed when a truck plowed into a crowded Berlin market earlier this week.
The shooting occurred in a neighborhood of Milan early Friday, when, after being approached by two officers for a routine ID check, suspect Anis Amri pulled a pistol from his backpack and opened fire, striking 35-year-old officer Christian Movio in the shoulder, as reported by the Associated Press.
What ensued was a brutal shootout between Amri and the Movio’s colleague, 29-year-old trainee Luca Scata, who according to the U.K. Daily Mail had only been on the job for a few months.
But despite being a rookie, Scata certainly knew how to aim — so much so that he nailed Amri right in the chest, killing him and thus putting an end to his reign of terror.
“The person killed, without a shadow of a doubt, is Anis Amri, the suspect of the Berlin terrorist attack,” Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti announced after the suspect was identified via fingerprints sent from Germany.
Police learned from a train ticket found on Amri’s body that he had traveled from Germany through France and into Italy after the attack in Berlin.
Moreover, hours after Amri was killed, the Islamic State group reportedly released a suicide video of him pledging his support to the organization.
Both Movio and Scata — but particularly Scata — have since become quite the stars, with political leaders, colleagues and the Italian people all heaping praise on them for their actions Friday morning.
“These two extraordinary men, of a very young age, simply doing their duty, have done an exceptional service to the community,” Minniti said, as noted by The Local. “This was the most wanted man in Europe and we immediately identified him and neutralized him. This means our security is working well.”
What it did not mean, however, was that Germany was safe, according to German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, who has reportedly made it clear that the threat of terrorism “remains high” and that security will not be scaled down.
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