The 28-year-old was arrested by Copenhagen Police early on Thursday morning, August 13, 2020, following several reports from residents in the area.
He was seen with a gun during an altercation with others in the neighborhood, and a little later a gunshot was heard.
Police patrols quickly recognized and arrested the man nearby, dog patrols later found the gun in bushes near a green area, and the 28-year-old was remanded in custody the same day. No one was reported shot.
On Monday afternoon, the Glostrup Court found the Somali national guilty of possessing a gun fired in the area and sentenced him to an unconditional prison term of three and a half years plus deportation from Denmark for good.
“The justice system severely punishes illegal weapons, and the possession of a sharp-loaded firearm in a public place triggers two and a half years in prison in the first case. But because in this case the defendant was shot and because the defendant had previously been convicted of possession of weapons, the court served an extra year in prison,” said prosecutor Michelle Lindegaard, the prosecutor of the Copenhagen Vestegns Police Department.
Høje Gladsaxe is a large housing project, approximately 10 km northwest of central Copenhagen, Denmark. The project contains five 15-storey blocks, two 8-storey blocks and some smaller blocks. It contains around 2,500 apartments. The project was finished in 1966. Today about 60–70% of the inhabitants are either immigrants or Danes with immigrant parents.