A 45-year-old suspect arrested over the fatal stabbing of 34-year-old hip hop artist Pavlos Fyssas in the southern Athens suburb of Amfiali, early on Wednesday, allegedly told his wife to throw away his Golden Dawn party card when he realized that his arrest was imminent, Kathimerini understands.
Police found evidence of the suspect’s Golden Dawn affiliation in a garbage bag outside the suspect’s residence in Nikaia, southeastern Attica.
According to initial police reports the victim, known to be a leftist, and the suspect argued at a cafeteria over the Olympiakos vs Paris St Germain Champions League match. The 45-year-old left the premises but later attacked the victim, along with a group of about 15, as the 34-year-old left the cafe.
The victim reportedly identified his attacker before losing consciousness and being transferred to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Fyssas had been part of the Greek hip-hop scene since 1997 and performed under the name Killah P. His father was reportedly a member of the Greek Communist Party, KKE.
Meanwhile, searches at Golden Dawn offices across the Greek capital continued on Wednesday.