Two Italian police probed after killing 'stalker'
Opening of investigation a formal act07 October, 11:18
The police were called after the dead man, a construction businessman, arrived at the apartment building of his ex-wife late on Saturday armed with a gun.
The man reportedly shot in the direction of his ex-wife's apartment twice and the police killed him in a shootout after initial attempts to mediate failed.
The opening of an investigation is a formal act needed to enable prosecutors in the north-western port of La Spezia to go ahead with an autopsy and ballistic tests.
It does not necessarily mean the police officers will face charges.