Arrested Istanbul deputy police chief acquitted of murder charges
ISTANBUL – Doğan News AgencyAn Istanbul court ruled on Feb. 3 for the acquittal of an Istanbul deputy police chief who was arrested on murder charges after killing a motorcyclist in Istanbul.
Celal Yılmaz, 51, was arrested in November 2015 after he shot dead motorcyclist Ahmet Sülüsoğlu during a quarrel in traffic.
Yılmaz had got into an argument with Sülüsoğlu while heading home with his wife in Istanbul’s Halkalı district late on Aug. 17, 2015.
After the two parted ways, Sülüsoğlu reportedly pursued Yılmaz on his motorcycle, leading to a second quarrel in the early hours of Aug. 18, 2015, in front of the Yılmaz home.
Sülüsoğlu pointed a gun at Yılmaz but was shot dead by the latter before firing. An investigation revealed that Sülüsoğlu’s gun had blank cartridges.
Yılmaz informed police and medical teams about the incident afterwards. In his testimony, Yılmaz alleged that Sülüsoğlu pulled a gun on him while he was parking and he shot in self-defense.