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Touch Bopheap, turned himself in to military police for allegedly going on a shooting free outside the offices of the Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia.
Touch Bopheap, turned himself in to military police for allegedly going on a shooting free outside the offices of the Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia. Facebook

Suspected shooter surrenders

The man who allegedly fired 10 shots into the air near the offices of the Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia last week was a Military Police official and yesterday turned himself in to the Phnom Penh Military Police yesterday, an official said yesterday, despite being ordered to surrender to district police.

The suspect, Touch Bopheap, 35, was previously an officer at the municipal police’s Minor Crimes Department, but he transferred to the Military Police, said Deputy Municipal Police Chief Song Ly.

“He switched a long time ago, perhaps after 2010, to the Ministry of Defence,” Ly said, declining to comment further on the matter. “Please ask the Military Police who are questioning him.”

Military Police officials yesterday declined to comment.

Phnom Penh Court Prosecutor Sieng Sok on Wednes-day issued a summons order-ing Bopheap to turn himself in to the Daun Penh District Police for questioning over illegal gun possession and unlawful shooting. Bopheap, however, turned up at the Military Police headquarters instead.

The motive of the shooting is still unclear.

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