20 October, 2009

Police officer fatally shot in minor traffic dispute

A Phnom Penh traffic police officer died after being shot during a minor traffic altercation on Saturday in Takeo province, Bait district police chief Ngan Sarry said yesterday.

On An, 42, was at his mother’s home in Takeo province’s Champei commune to celebrated the Kathin Buddist ceremony when two motorcycles with five or six passengers stopped in front of the police officer’s car.

Mr Sarry said one of the motorcycles stopped so a passenger could pick up a flip-flop that dropped to the ground but while he was stopped one of the passengers kicked Mr An’s car twice...

“The victim got angry, followed them and asked why they kicked his car but when he opened the door one of the men shot him once with a pistol,” Mr Sarry said.

“This case happened because of a small dispute; it should have not been a big issue like this.” Ouch Sokhon, Chamkar Mon district chief, said yesterday that he was aware of the incident but since the killing had happened in Takeo, the would let local authorities handle it. (sourced by Cambodia Dialy News)


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