Two held in stabbing at Avenues Mall Suspect arrested at desert camp

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23: A Saudi national was arrested Sunday in connection with the murder of the Lebanese doctor that took place in the Avenues Mall on Friday, interior ministry sources announced.
This is the second arrest in the murder that took place in the midst of shocked shoppers at the entrance of a newly opened phase in the mall. The first arrest was that of a Bedoun from a desert camp where he was hiding.

Police said that the Saudi national was arrested based on the information gained from the Bedoun, while two other accomplices in the crime are still at large. The hunt is on for them.

The victim, Dr Jaber Samer Yousef, 26, was a dentist who recently joined a hospital to work. The motivation for the crime is believed to be a minor altercation between the victim and the four suspects following a minor collision between their cars in the parking lot of the mall.

The suspects followed Dr Jaber into the mall and stabbed him several times leaving him to bleed to death in the midst of shoppers too shocked to react. The victim was rushed to the hospital by his relatives as paramedics arrived late. He succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

The suspect, who is being interrogated, is said to be a Saudi. Detectives believe the Saudi suspect could lead them to the other two suspects who are still at large.

Agencies add:
Security sources at the Public Prosecution disclosed that First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Sabah met some lawmakers over the recent killing of the dentist at Avenues and other similar crimes happening across the country lately.

The minister was quoted as saying he’s determined to embark on massive security changes that can withstand the test of time, considering the latest political developments in the country.

He promised to restructure and train security officers to the desired level, while security chiefs will be given more prerogatives to implement the rule of law and assert control of the security situation here.

By: Valiya S. Sajjad Arab Times Staff

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