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Jakarta Post

Bandung Police justify shooting of suspect

  • Evi Mariani
    Evi Mariani

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Sun, November 20, 2016   /  09:22 am
Bandung Police justify shooting of suspect Young criminals: Police officers ask alleged motorcycle thieves, mostly in their teens, to reenact how they stole motorbikes, at the North Sumatra police headquarters on March 23. The police arrested five thieves who were suspected of using violence against their victims. (Antara/Irsan Mulyadi)

Bandung Police chief Sr. Comr. Winarto has confirmed that a police member shot dead a man on Jl. Babakan Siliwangi early on Friday morning.

Winarto said he hoped the action would have a deterrent effect amid a crackdown on street crime in Bandung.

“We took a firm measure against a street criminal,” he added.

He said the dead suspect was identified as AM, aka Odon, a veteran street criminal. He said Odon was shot because he resisted arrest.

“He tried to hurt the officer,” Winarto said.

The police said they had recently received reports of street crimes near the Bandung Institute of Technology. (evi)

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