What do we know about the murder of rugby player Federico Martin Aramburu in Paris?

The investigation continues after the death of Federico Martin Aramburu, who was shot dead on Saturday morning near Boulevard Saint-Germain in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. The prosecutor’s office opened a criminal case on the fact of “murder”. She was handed over to the Crime Investigation Department. Police are actively looking for several people this Sunday.

We know a little more about the facts. The former Puma, 42, who has gone through Biarritz, Perpignan and Dax in his career, was in Paris to attend the last VI Nations match between France and England. He comes from the Basque Country, where he is based, and created the Esprit Basque event company, which specializes in travel to sporting events. He spent Friday-Saturday night with former BO players including his partner Sean Hegarty.

Chased and shot in the middle of the street

After a party night, the two men were eating their last burger at Le Mabillon, not far from the famous “rue de la soif” in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, when an altercation broke out at the establishment with another group. of people. The circumstances of the start of alienation are still unclear. During this fight, Federico Martín Aramburu notably caused a man to fall by pulling on his hood. It took the intervention of a guard to stop the exchange of blows and kick everyone out.

The Argentine rugby player and his former teammate then headed to their hotel to find some ice. “There was a quarrel, which can only be at the end of the evening. This was sorted out, but the men returned,” another former Biarritz Olympique player, who was present at the scene and wished to remain anonymous, told AFP. Here, a Jeep car stops near Federico Martin Aramburu and a new fight breaks out. The Argentine will face two personalities. From the car, another man opened fire, but at first did not touch the former rugby players. The other man then grabs a weapon and chases after Puma and kills her with multiple shots. The victim died from his injuries a few minutes later, despite the intervention of emergency services.

GUD officer named prime suspect

Investigators would have identified the shooter due to the numerous testimonies in this very busy area, even in the morning and especially with the help of video surveillance. According to Dot, he will be a far-right activist, very little known to the police and already prosecuted for “aggravated violence” in another case. This active member of the far-right student union GUD (Groupe Union Défense) is being actively sought. In several photos online, we see him posing in a green military-style jeep.

RMC Sport clarifies that the police are also looking for the man and woman who were driving the vehicle. The murder of Federico Martin Aramburu caused a great uproar, especially in the Basque Country. The Argentine is survived by his wife and three children.

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