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Colombian footballer allegedly kills fan over teasing

Colombian footballer Javier Florez of the top-flight club Atletico Junior de Barranquilla surrendered to police late Sunday after allegedly killing a fan who teased him about the team's defeat in the recent Colombian Apertura championship final.

world Updated: Jul 06, 2009 15:29 IST
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Colombian footballer Javier Florez of the top-flight club Atletico Junior de Barranquilla surrendered to police late Sunday after allegedly killing a fan who teased him about the team's defeat in the recent Colombian Apertura championship final.

Florez was driving near his home when several youths teased him over the defeat last week to Once Caldas in the tournament final. The midfielder, 27, allegedly got out of his car and shot at the group, killing one man who was struck by two bullets.

He fled the scene and abandoned his vehicle, according to witnesses, who alleged that Florez appeared intoxicated. He later turned himself in. The slaying occurred in Barranquilla, the Atlantico provincial capital.