Police Shoot Suspect in Phnom Penh Street Chase

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Police Shoot Suspect in Phnom Penh Street Chase

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:26 pm



Phnom Penh, Cambodia News: It was reported that earlier today, around 4pm on 4 December 2018, Dangkor District police fired on a fleeing suspect who had pulled out a handgun in Stung Meanchey . Police fired three shots, hitting the suspect once in the leg, before he was finally captured and placed under arrest.
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Re: Police Shoot Suspect in Phnom Penh Street Chase

Post by John Bingham » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:23 pm

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That's a QSZ-92/ CF 98, used by Chinese PLA/ PAP but also issued to RCAF.
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John Bingham wrote:
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That's a QSZ-92/ CF 98, used by Chinese PLA/ PAP but also issued to RCAF.
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Re: Police Shoot Suspect in Phnom Penh Street Chase

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:04 pm

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UPDATE: The family of the shot suspect, El Sil Sopheak, are complaining that he was shot for no reason. They say that he is a police officer, and that he had a legal permit for the gun he was carrying . They also say that the shot officer was not doing anything illegal, and the police squad were too quick to open fire.
The investigation into the shooting incident continues.
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Re: Police Shoot Suspect in Phnom Penh Street Chase

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:25 am

The man was drunk and his father is someone in the Defense Ministry. Who will be arrested? Him or the police who shot him ? Stay tuned.

December 7, 2018
Military officer shot while resisting arrest
A military officer working for the Prime Minister’s Bodyguard Unit was shot and arrested by Meanchey district police on Tuesday after attempting to evade arrest, a military police official said.

Major Sok Phally, a military officer working with Phnom Penh’s military police, identified the bodyguard as Captain El Simsopheak, who lives in Dangkor district.

Maj Phally noted that the incident occurred on Tuesday at about 2:30pm after Cap Simsopheak, who was armed and in civilian clothing, began drinking at a restaurant in Prey Sar commune with two friends.

He said that Cap Simsopheak and his friends began an argument with a group of five youths who were also drinking.

During the argument, Cap Simsopheak pulled out his pistol and threatened to shoot the group he was arguing with.

Feeling distressed, one of the youths alerted district police officers nearby about the threats. Two district police officers soon arrived at the restaurant to confront Cap Simsopheak.

“Upon arriving, Cap Simsopheak and his friends fled the scene,” Maj Phally said. “They drove their motorbikes to flee from the district officers.”

“A chase ensued and the district officers called for back-up in order to have Cap Simsopheak and his two friends arrested,” he added.

After a 20-minute chase, police managed to intercept Cap Simsopheak and his friends in Stung Meanchey III commune.

Maj Phally said when attempting to stop Cap Simsopheak, the bodyguard fired five bullets into the air in order to avoid being arrested.

Cap Simsopheak then fled alone on his motorbike, prompting police to chase him again.

One of the district officers then fired his gun in order to stop Cap Simsopheak from escaping. The bullet found its mark and penetrated Cap Simsopheak’s right thigh.The rest of the officers then moved in to make the arrest.

Police confiscated Cap Simsopheak’s pistol, along with 12 bullets, as his friends escaped.

Maj Phally said Cap Simsopheak was then sent to hospital for treatment.

Colonel Bun Sothea, a military officer working with the Defence Ministry and a friend of Cap Simsopheak’s family, yesterday said Cap Simsopheak is still recovering at the Calmette Hospital.

“Cap Simsopheak denied that he threatened to shoot those five people,” Col Sothea said. “Cap Simsopheak also denied firing five bullets into the air to threaten police.”

“Cap Simsopheak said he told police that he was military, but the officers didn’t listen and fired several bullets at him,” Col Sothea added.

He said that Cap Simsopheak’s father, a Defence Ministry official, yesterday wrote two letters to National Police Chief General Neth Savoeun and Interior Minister Sar Kheng in order to find “truth and justice”.

“The father of Cap Simsopheak suggested that Samdech Sar Kheng and Gen Neth Savoeun have those who shot his son arrested in order to be punished by the law,” Col Sothea said.
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Re: Police Shoot Suspect in Phnom Penh Street Chase

Post by Duncan » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:54 am

In my mind I think anyone fleeing the scene when police ask someone to stop, automatically makes them guilty of something.

Give the police Karma points for doing a good job and accurate shooting.
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Re: Police Shoot Suspect in Phnom Penh Street Chase

Post by Joker Poker » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:06 am

Duncan wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:54 am
In my mind I think anyone fleeing the scene when police ask someone to stop, automatically makes them guilty of something.

Give the police Karma points for doing a good job and accurate shooting.
If they'd start shooting bag-snatchers/phone snatchers etc they might make a difference
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