Mondulkiri Province: According to initial reports on the evening of January 4, 2021, Mondulkiri provincial police cooperated with law enforcement forces from Phnom Penh to hunt down the prime suspect in the case of the shooting to death of a police officer, after a traffic accident which took place on December 30.
According to the report from Mondulkiri province authorities confirmed at 9:50 pm On January 4, the assailant drove a car to Stung Treng, Ratanakiri and came to Mondulkiri. At around 8 pm, the suspect was stopped by a roadblock in Koh Nhek district. He then fled on foot into forest.
The Commander of the Mondulkiri Provincial Gendarmerie, also confirmed that joint forces were besieging the forest in Koh Nhek district and searching the area, however, the perpetrator had not yet been arrested.