Police Officer Held Over Prey Veng Shooting

Prey Veng: A Prey Veng district police chief was arrested on March 24 and another is on the run. The arrest is in connection with the shooting of two men in a car on March 23.

A senior official of the Prey Veng court said that the victim was shot in the head by police officers while driving a reportedly stolen vehicle from Phnom Penh to the Prey Veng.

One of the police officers who allegedly fired on the two drivers, Chim Rattanak, is the son of tycoon Chim Sok and a relative of a district police official.

The incident appears to have come after the victim paid $3000 as a down payment on the Toyota. However, the original owner had since rented the same vehicle to two Chinese.

The buyers then traced the car and took it from the renters and intended to go home, but the owner traved them by GPS and alerted the police.

The deceased victim, Mr. Ravuth, 32, a carpenter who was born in Cheung Kak commune, Baphnom district, Prey Veng province, was living in Pur Senchey district, Phnom Penh. Van Khem Rong, a 27-year-old male from Chheu Kork village, Cheungkak commune, Baphnom district, Prey Veng province, was injured and was arrested.


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