Three killed, including police officer, amid divorce dispute in Turkey’s Bursa
BURSAA local man has killed a lawyer and a police officer before committing suicide in the northwestern province of Bursa, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The killings occurred on the evening of July 4 in Bursa’s Gemlik district.
Musa Güler shot dead lawyer Özgür Aksoy, who was overseeing divorce proceedings between himself and his wife, with a pump-action rifle, according to a statement from the Bursa Governor’s Office. He then went to the address where his ex-wife Emine Deş was staying and wounded her with a shot, before heading to the Gemlik Courthouse where he shot dead an on-duty police officer, İdris Büyüksönmez, at the entrance of the courthouse.
Deş and Güler got a divorce in 2014.
Surveillance cameras around the courthouse building detected Güler while he was entering the courthouse, after which he killed himself with the same rifle, according to the Governor’s Office.
Aksoy, who is also a Bursa provincial council member from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), succumbed to his injuries at the Acıbadem Hospital.
Police officer Büyüksönmez also succumbed to his injuries at the Uludağ University Medical Faculty’s Hospital.
Deş, who was lightly injured, has been discharged from hospital, according to the statement.
The police department said the incident was not terror-related and that Güler had acted alone.