Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Shootout: Police say man shot bystander

Shootout: Police say man shot bystander

Shootout: Police say man shot bystander

Shootout

Aman identified as Nuo Chanta, a lawyer and former chief investigation judge for the Military Police, is suspected of shooting a Phnom Penh bystander after a hit-and-run that led to a shootout with police. Meanchey district Police Chief Hing Narith said Nuo Chanta, a lawyer registered with the Cambodian Bar Association, fled police after crashing into a tuk-tuk taxi carriage. In the ensuing chase, police tried to disable the suspect's car by shooting out its tyres, prompting the suspect to return fire with a handgun, he said. The victim, a 27-year-old store clerk named Mein Piseth, told the Post by phone from Calmette Hospital that he was shot in the stomach while riding a bicycle home from work. "I heard the shooting going on in front of me but I kept going. I saw the car's tyres were flat and the owner was shooting back at police. Suddenly, I was shot," he said. He added that he did not know who shot him.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all