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Jakarta Post

Man arrested on suspicion of killing military officer

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 26, 2018   /   01:42 pm
Man arrested on suspicion of killing military officer The suspected killer of a military officer was arrested on Wednesday morning. The officer was shot dead in his car. (Shutterstock/-)

The police shot and arrested the alleged shooter of militay officer Lt. Col. Dono Kuspriyanto at a house on Jl. Wijaya Kusuma, Makasar, Kramatjati, East Jakarta, on Wednesday.

“A joint team of military and National Police personnel arrested the suspect this morning at 4:24 a.m.,” Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono said on Wednesday as reported by

He declined to reveal further details of the arrest or the alleged motive.

Dono was found dead with bullet wounds in front of the Santa Maria Fatima school on Jl. Jatinegara, Bidara Cina, East Jakarta, late Tuesday night.

Jakarta Military Command spokesman Col. Inf. Kristomei Sianturi said that a few minutes prior to the incident, several eyewitnesses saw people on a motorcycle in front of Hermina Hospital in Jatinegara, East Jakarta.

“According to initial reports, a man on a motorcycle aimed his firearm at the victim's car," Kristomei said on Wednesday.

A Hermina Hospital security guard who witnessed the incident, M. Ismail, said he heard two shots being fired. Soon after, Ismail heard up to seven shots being fired in front of a nearby Danamon bank branch.

The official military car driven by Dobo, a Toyota Kijang, was found 100 meters from the location of the shooting.

Dono was found dead inside the car with bullet wounds to the left cheek, neck and chest. (ami)