Columbian Soccer Player Accused of Killing Fan

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A Colombian soccer player has been released on bail while a court considers allegations that he shot to death a fan who reportedly had taunted him after recent losses.

Javier Florez, who plays for Colombian team Atletico Junior, appeared Sunday before a public prosecutor near the Caribbean coastal city of Barranquilla.

Florez turned himself in to police several hours after the alleged shooting on Sunday.

The dead man was named as Israel Cantillo Escamilla, who was reported to have been among several fans who taunted Florez after a
key loss against Once Caldas in the Colombia soccer league.

Florez was reported to have been in his vehicle when he was taunted.


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