One police officer wounded, one suspect killed in Turkey’s southeast
SİİRT – Doğan News Agency
AA photoOne police officer has been wounded while one suspect has been killed in clashes in Turkey’s southeastern province of Siirt.
The gunfight erupted after patrol officers ordered two suspected individuals, a man and a woman, to stop for inspection in Siirt’s Kooperatif neighborhood at 5.30 p.m. on Nov 3.
The suspects disobeyed the order and opened fire at the police officers, to which the officers returned fire.
One policeman was wounded in his foot in the clashes, while the male suspect died at the scene. One female suspect fled the scene but was later apprehended by police, according to a statement by the Siirt Governor’s Office.
“Clashes erupted as two individuals suspected by our patrol officers, (one female, one male), were warned to stop at 5.30 p.m. today. The male was apprehended dead, while the female was alive,” the statement said.
The injured police officer has been taken to Siirt State Hospital for treatment.
The body of the killed suspect has been transferred to the morgue of the same hospital.