Daily Mail: ‘I would have shot him if I’d had a gun’

Via Daily Mail:

A man who confronted the Munich killer from the balcony of his flat has told Mail Online he would have shot the killer if he had a gun.

Thomas Salbey, who has become known as the ‘balcony man’ after his profanity-laced exchange with killer Ali Sonboly went viral, said he wished he could have fired back at the killer.

‘All I had was a beer bottle to throw at him. If I had a gun I would have shot him I’d have shot him in the head,’ Mr Salbey told Mail Online.

‘What I said to him at the time still holds true. He is a coward who killed innocent people because he was not right in the head. He disgusts me,’ he said.

Mr Salbey was on the balcony of his fifth floor flat overlooking the parking garage at the Olympic shopping centre on Friday.

He had heard the initial burst of gunfire after 18-year-old Sonboly shot teens at a McDonald’s restaurant having lured them there using a fake Facebook page with the promise of free food.

Sonboly continued his rampage through the shopping centre before emerging on the concrete upper floor of the garage.

Nine people were killed and ten others injured by German-Iranian Sonboly, who later took his own life.

Teams of investigators in Munich are trying to determine how Sonboly was able to get the 9mm Glock handgun used in the rampage.

Germany has some of the strictest guns laws in the world and as Sonboly had psychiatric issues he would not have been able to get a licence for a firearm.

Police said the serial number on the pistol had been filed away but forensic teams will be studying the rifling in the barrel to see if the gun has been used in any previous shooting.

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