Video: Pen gun fired by suspect in shooting and wounding man he confronted, Beit She'an/Israel Police Spokesperson's Office
An indictment was filed today (Monday) against Mansur Fawaz, a 31-year-old resident of Eilabun, for possession of weapons without a permit. The main evidence that led to his arrest was a photograph taken with the defendant's knowledge - in which he is seen holding a weapon that turned out to be stolen.
According to the indictment, police chased suspected shooters last June after residents reported gunshots heard in the streets of Bu'aina-Nujidat, north of the Golani interchange. The two passengers were arrested, and a nine-millimeter CZ pistol was also found inside. An investigation revealed that the gun was stolen along with other property 17 years ago from the home of a citizen who held it with a license.
The photo that led to the charge: Fuzzy with the gun/official website, none
During the interrogation, a mobile phone belonging to one of the detainees was taken for examination, in which a photograph taken a week earlier was found, in which Fawaz is photographed holding a gun identical to the one seized in the car. The police said: "At the beginning of the interrogation he denied having a gun in his hands, and later said that he may have been holding an Aerosoft pistol, which is not considered a weapon and cannot be used to kill. The image was examined at the police digital vision laboratory, where a perfect match was found between the gun seen in the picture and the gun we seized. As a result, the State Prosecutor's Office decided to file an indictment."
Recently, several indictments have been filed for weapons offenses based on photographs seized during interrogation. Last week, a resident of Manda village was accused of firing a gun during a confrontation in the community. The gun was not found, and the indictment was based on security camera footage.
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