After a two-day manhunt, the man suspected of going on a shooting rampage in Haifa, killing one man and injuring another, turned himself in to police.
The suspect in a Haifa shooting rampage on Tuesday that killed an Israeli man and wounded another has turned himself in to police following an extensive manhunt.
“Following a determined intelligence operation by police and the Shin Bet, during which the suspect was disarmed of his gun, he finally understood that the forces were closing in on him and chose to turn himself in,” said an official police statement.
Earlier it was reported that the suspect had been spotted in a city in northern Israel, and that one of his family members had turned him in.
The suspect’s relatives described him as “a normative person who doesn’t get in trouble with the law.” His mother said he “isn’t the type of person to murder an innocent man on the street” and added that she was “going through a very tough time.”
47-year-old Guy Kafri, a van driver, was killed in the shooting, and Rabbi Yechiel Illouz, a judge on the Haifa Rabbinical Court, was seriously injured.