Man Arrested for Brutal Shooting of Brighton footballer Jorelyn Carabali's brother

A man has been arrested over the murder of Brighton footballer Jorelyn Carabali's brother.


Prosecutors confirmed the suspect had been remanded in custody pending an ongoing criminal probe. The man was named as Luis Felipe Ramirez Ocampo. 


Paulo Andres Carabali, 23, was shot at a club in the Colombian city of Cali in August.


The DJ had been talking with his partner when he was shot six times by an individual alleged to have left the club moments earlier to look for a gun before returning.


Four of the bullets struck Carabali in the face.


Confirming the arrest, Cali prosecution chief Sandra Eugenia Gonzalez Mina said: 'The suspected killer of the brother of our Colombian international footballer Jorelyn Carabali has been sent to prison pending a formal ongoing investigation.'


She added: 'Thanks to the work of police and prosecutors, the identity of the man who allegedly assassinated Jorelyn's brother has been established.


The victim was shot six times, four in the face.


'The evidence gathered so far points to the alleged aggressor having a row in the disco that night with the victim, as well as a year ago, and leaving the nightclub to get a firearm before returning and shooting him.' 


She provided no further details on a possible motive for the murder. 


Defender Jorelyn joined Brighton in September from Atletico Mineiro in Brazil and revealed she was on a plane when she discovered her sibling had been murdered.


Speaking to Colombian media in August, she said: 'We were five minutes away from take-off when I got a call from my brother's girlfriend, which I found strange. In the middle of her pain, she shouted: "They've killed Paulo."


'I was so stunned from the impact I didn't understand at first what she was saying. She repeated it again and I threw the phone and began to scream.'


She then added: 'My brother's killer came to the area he was in looking for an argument. My brother didn't want problems, because he was with his girlfriend and friends. His friends calmed him down at first, but then he carried on with the row.

'There was a scuffle and the other man said he didn't fight with his fists.


He left and went to get a gun and came back and my brother's girlfriend screamed, "Paulo, run." He did try to save his life, but it was impossible.

'The only thing we want now is to see justice done.'