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Man in Police Custody for Killing Serge Aurier's Brother

Man in Police Custody for Killing Serge Aurier's Brother

Wednesday, 15 July, 2020 - 10:00
Tottenham Hotspur's Serge Aurier leaves the Tottenham Hotspur training center following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
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A man has handed himself into police in France and has confessed to shooting dead the brother of Tottenham defender Serge Aurier, a police source said.


Christopher Aurier, 26, died in hospital after being shot in the stomach outside a nightclub in the southwestern city of Toulouse in the early hours of Monday.


A man went to a police station on Tuesday and said he had been the gunman, the police source said.


The prosecutor's office confirmed that a man was being held over the death.


Local newspaper La Depeche reported that an argument over a girlfriend could have been behind the shooting.


Christopher Aurier was once considered a more promising prospect than Serge, who is one year older, and the two came up through the ranks at Lens.


But while Serge went on to play for Paris Saint-Germain and Ivory Coast before moving to Premier League club Tottenham in 2017, Christopher failed to establish himself in a major club and had been playing this season for fifth division club Toulouse Rodeo.


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