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Bosnian Police Kill Most-Wanted Fugitive After Massive Manhunt

Bosnian police staged a nationwide manhunt to find the man behind the killing of at least two people last week.

Bosnian police fatally shot the country's most-wanted fugitive after the man killed a police officer and another person, sparking а massive nationwide manhunt.

Edin Gacic died on February 12 after a shootout with officers near Sarajevo, police official Suvada Kuldija told RFE/RL. One officer was slightly wounded by gunfire.

Gacic, 42, was suspected of killing a grocery store owner and a police officer last week. The killings had sparked panic in the country.

After a nationwide manhunt involving hundreds of security officers, investigators located Gacic in a snow-covered mountainous area, Sarajevo Interior Ministry official Mevludin Halilovic told reporters.

Gacic had served two prison sentences for murder but was released in 2017, two-thirds of the way through a 20-year prison term.

Some Bosnian officials have criticized the prison system, questioning why Gacic had gotten early release, despite a violent past.

With reporting by AP