Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport.
Video Credit: Golders
This is the moment a Partizan Belgrade hooligan leader who once featured on “Real Football Factories” is shot dead as hundreds of the Serbian side’s fans descend on Manchester.
Ljubomir Markovic, 37, was shot dead in the Serbian capital Belgrade as he was standing in the street and the incident was captured on CCTV cameras.
In the video, Markovic, who was allegedly the leader of the ‘Alcatraz’ gang of Partizan hooligans and a group of his friends can be seen standing in front of a small local football stadium when a hooded man walks up to them.
The thug pulls out a pistol and opens fire on Markovic who sprints away.
The gunman runs after him and the Partizan hooligan can be seen dropping to the ground.
Local media report six shots were fired, with the final bullet hitting Markovic’s head and killing him.
Reports state the killer fled the scene in a black BMW X5 with licence plates from the western Siberian city of Sabac.
A police investigation was launched and reports state Markovic himself was armed at the time of the attack but did not have time to use the weapon.
The attack comes before Partizan Belgrade take on Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow (Thursday).
Markovic appeared in the Bravo documentary ‘The Real Football Factories International’, starring Danny Dyer, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the organised assault and murder of French football supporter Bruce Taton in 2009, but his sentence was reduced to 15 years and he was released from prison early this year.
Markovic leaves behind his wife and two-year-old daughter. Police are working to find a motive for the crime and the investigation is ongoing.
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