Suspect in the murder of Tottenham defender Serge Aurier’s brother surrenders to the police and confesses after five o’clock in the morning that he shot outside a French nightclub, caused by a ‘love dispute’
- A man is said to be in custody for murdering Serge Aurier’s brother
- Christopher Aurier, 26, was fatally injured early on Monday morning
- He was shot outside a nightclub in Toulouse and later pronounced dead in the hospital
- A suspect is said to have become the Toulouse police on Tuesday evening
- It is still unclear whether Serge will play for Tottenham in Newcastle on Wednesday
A suspect in the murder of Tottenham defender Serge Aurier’s brother Christopher has reportedly turned himself in to French police.
Christopher Aurier, 26, was fatally injured in the early hours of Monday morning after being shot outside a nightclub in Toulouse and was later pronounced dead in hospital.
His killer initially fled the scene and was believed to be on the run, but, according to the French outlet L’Equipe, a man turned himself into the Toulouse police on Tuesday evening, less than 48 hours later after the murder.
Serge Aurier’s brother (photo), Christopher, was murdered outside a nightclub in Toulouse in the early hours of Monday and a suspect reportedly reported to the police
Christopher Aurier, 26, was reportedly found on the street in Toulouse with a gunshot wound
Pictured: Kin’s nightclub in the Thibaud area of Toulouse reportedly shooting Christopher Aurier
It is alleged that the man turned himself over to the local police at 6:00 PM local Tuesday evening and “confessed to murdering the victim.”
Local residents called the police after they found a man on the ground with a gunshot wound to his stomach outside Kin’s nightclub.
It is claimed by another French point of sale, La Depeche, that the motive behind the incident may have been related to a “love dispute”.
Christopher was also a footballer in the French fifth division with Toulouse Rodeo. He had a trial with Championship side Brentford in 2011, but was not signed.
Like Serge, he joined RC Lens through the ranks, but did not reach the breakthrough at the highest level.
Christopher was “known to the police for petty crimes,” local media said. He was arrested in 2017 on suspicion of an attack on a prostitute in Lille, northern France.
Christopher is said to have been pronounced dead at the University Hospital in Toulouse
Serge Aurier (right) played for Tottenham in their 2-1 win over Arsenal hours before his brother’s death
In 2017, Lille police arrested him after a 20-year-old local sex worker alleged that two men stole her phone and credit card in December last year.
The two men are said to have threatened the woman in her flat with a fake gun and shed a tear when she refused to transfer money.
Tottenham lets Serge decide whether or not he is ready to play against Newcastle on Wednesday evening.
The right back had played just hours before his brother’s death in Tottenham’s 2-1 North London derby win over Arsenal.
Jose Mourinho will speak to Serge Aurier and let him decide if he can handle Newcastle
The Telegraph reported that Tottenham will give Serge compassionate leave to return to France if he wishes, meaning he could miss the trip north to brave the magpies.
A Tottenham statement released earlier this week said: “The Club is deeply saddened to confirm media reports that Serge Aurier’s brother died in the early hours of the morning.
Everyone at the Club expresses their sincere condolences to Serge and his family. Our thoughts are with all of them. ‘
Serge has recently been in the spotlight for breaking the UK government’s rules for coronavirus locking three times.
He won 62 international matches for Ivory Coast and won the Africa Cup of Nations in his career in 2015. With PSG he was twice champion of the French league.
More to follow.