BBC: A prominent lawyer who helped defend the former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic at his war crimes trial has been shot dead.
Dragoslav Ognjanovic, 57, was killed on Saturday evening outside his apartment building in the capital, Belgrade in a gangland-style killing, police said.
His 26-year-old son was also wounded in the shooting, the interior ministry said in a statement.
Mr Ognjanovic served on the legal team for Mr Milosevic during his trial at The Hague in the early 2000s.
The former president of Serbia was arrested in 2001 and held at the UN war crimes tribunal for genocide and other war crimes.
DW reports that Milosevic died in 2006 of a heart attack before his trial was completed.
Since then, Ognjanovic has defended some of Serbia’s leading underworld figures.
Members of the Serbian and Montenegrin organized crime networks have been engaged in a turf war over illegal drugs over the last two years and a number of them have been killed.
Last year, there were media reports that only four of 83 murders that appeared to be gang-related had been solved in Serbia and Montenegro.