In a statement, the Judiciary Police (PJ) said that after being arrested outside Paris on 12 August, the 21-year-old suspect was handed over to Portuguese authorities on 26 August.

Afterwards, the suspect was present for judicial interrogation states the PJ.

In the note, the PJ recalls that the crime occurred in the early hours of 23 August, 2019, "when a nightclub employee in Albufeira was fatally shot with a projectile fired by a firearm.”

Previously, the PJ had revealed that the suspect is said to have “fled the scene, immediately following the crime”, which occurred near a nightclub in Albufeira.

The victim belonged to the staff of Lick nightclub and was shot dead in the head in the early hours of 23 August, 2019, outside the night establishment, the manager told Lusa at the time.

According to the PJ, the investigation is being conducted by the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Loulé Section of the Department of Investigation and Criminal Action (DIAP) in Faro.