Former police chief found dead inside car
ANKARA - Doğan News AgencyA former police chief was found dead in his vehicle yesterday around 6 p.m. in the vicinity of İncek Village on the Ankara-Konya highway in central Turkey.
Preliminary autopsy reports indicated Hasan Eryılmaz, the former head of the Public Security Department of Turkey’s Police Headquarters, allegedly died after receiving a single shot behind his left ear.
Eryılmaz allegedly called his acquaintances prior to the incident and said somebody was trying to cut him off and intercept his vehicle, according to reports.
By passers in the area reportedly notified the police about the incident after they spotted Eryılmaz’s dead body in the driver’s seat of the car around 6 p.m. on the highway in Ankara’s Gölbaşı district.
Crime scene investigation units recovered Eryılmaz’s service pistol in the front passenger’s seat. Officials subsequently launched a wide-scale investigation into the incident, according to reports.