Police Shoot 60 Year Old Woman

Sihanoukville A 60 year woman was fatally shot by police who were chasing a fleeing thief.

The incident occurred at 11 pm on September 12, 2019, in the village of Boeung Veng, Veal Renh commune, Prey Nup district, Preah Sihanouk province.

Prior to the incident, the police chief of Veal Renh commune, a 51-year-old male, was patrolling with another armed officer, when they spotted a suspect holding a bag.

He was stopped and fled while the officers began to search the bag. At least one shot was fired to intercept the suspect, but a 60-year-old woman named Touch Sok Sok who was sitting near the scene was hit. She suffered serious injuries and died when taken to hospital.

Following the incident, district police forces immediately arrived at the scene, while the main suspect escaped. AMAPAPA NEWS

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