Rugby: Former Argentinian international Federico Martin Aramburu was shot dead in Paris

Former Argentinian rugby international Federico Martin Aramburu was killed at the age of 42 in Paris on the night of Friday to Saturday after an altercation in a bar.

The facts took place around 6 a.m. on Boulevard Saint-Germain in the 6th arrondissement, after “a dispute” between two groups of people, according to a police source.

The alleged perpetrators “returned shortly afterwards with a vehicle and fired shots”.

An investigation has been opened

An investigation in flagrance for assassination was opened by the Paris prosecutor’s office and the criminal brigade was seized of the case.

Federico Martin Aramburu had notably played for Biarritz with whom he won two Brennus Shields in 2005 and 2006. He had also played in a lost European Cup final, as a substitute, against Munster in 2006.

Also passing through Perpignan, Dax and Glasgow, Federico Martín Aramburú was elected president of the Biarritz Olympique socios in 2015.

The sportsman had 22 selections with the Pumas, notably during the 2007 World Cup where he dominated the XV of France for the classification match for third place.

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