Jayapura Police admit shooting allegation
The Jayapura Police finally confirmed on Thursday afternoon that one of their members had killed a resident of Jayapura, Papua earlier this morning after previously denying the allegation.
Jayapura Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Alfred Papare was quoted by tribunnews.com as saying that the cop, referred to only as U, was currently being detained at the Papua Police internal affairs division for questioning.
“The officials are still delving for more information from him,” Alfred said Thursday.
Previously, Papare said that Teyu had accidentally hit his head after falling into a river while trying to escape from the policeman, who was chasing him for extorting passengers in passing vehicles near a university in Jayapura.
However, medical reports from Jayapura Hospital showed that a bullet was found in the victim’s head. (asa)
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