Prosecution releases traffic officer in shooting of Menoufiya tuk-tuk driver pending investigation
Ahram Online , Thursday 16 Feb 2017
The incident followed the failure of the tuk-tuk driver to stop at a police checkpoint


Egypt's prosecution office in Menoufiya governorate ordered the release of a traffic officer accused of shooting a tuk-tuk driver on Tuesday pending investigation.



The incident involved a traffic officer firing two bullets at a tuk-tuk driver, after the latter tried to escape a checkpoint set up to examine driver documents in Shebin-El Koum city.



The driver was transferred to hospital after being injured by a bullet underneath his left eye.



The officer was arrested following the incident and later released on EGP 5,000 bail pending investigation.



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