After the 25-year-old woman who died in the shootout of the escapees with the police, this time it was a policeman who paid with his life the fury of the killers to escape.
The incident occurred on the morning of June 17 near Distomo, Boeotia. The police, because of several incidents of car thefts in the area near Distomo, put up blockades in case the fugitives were from the Trikala prison.
The policemen spotted the fugitives walking away. While patrolling, they were surprise attacked by the escapees, who drew Kalashnikovs immobilizing the four police officers.
The perpetrators took the policemen’s guns and bulletproof vest. Then they took off with a police car and opened fire on the policemen. One of the bullets unfortunately proved fatal for an officer.
According to information, the 37-year old police officer who was the father of two children received a bullet in the leg, which hit an artery.