A man has been arrested over the murder of Brighton footballer Jorelyn Carabali’s brother.
Prosecutors confirmed the suspect had been remanded in custody pending an ongoing criminal probe. The man was named as Luis Felipe Ramirez Ocampo.
How it happened
Paulo Andres Carabali, 23, was shot at a club in the Colombian city of Cali in August.
The DJ had been talking with his partner when he was shot six times by an individual alleged to have left the club moments earlier to look for a gun before returning.
Confirming the arrest, Cali prosecution chief Sandra Eugenia Gonzalez Mina said: ‘The suspected killer of the brother of our Colombian international footballer Jorelyn Carabali has been sent to prison pending a formal ongoing investigation.’
She added: ‘Thanks to the work of police and prosecutors, the identity of the man who allegedly assassinated Jorelyn’s brother has been established.
The victim was shot six times, four in the face.
‘The evidence gathered so far points to the alleged aggressor having a row in the disco that night with the victim, as well as a year ago, and leaving the nightclub to get a firearm before returning and shooting him.’
Why he was murdered
She provided no further details on a possible motive for the murder.
Defender Jorelyn joined Brighton in September from Atletico Mineiro in Brazil and revealed she was on a plane when she discovered her sibling had been murdered.