'Sniper of the eyes' surrenders to authorities

Ahram Online , Wednesday 30 Nov 2011

Notorious Central Security Forces officer alleged to have shot at protesters' eyes during Mohamed Mahmoud Street clashes hands himself in to Ministry of Interior

El Shennawy
The 'sniper of the eyes' Mahmoud Wahid El Shennawy

Mahmoud El-Shennawy, the Central Security Forces’ first lieutenant dubbed "the sniper of the eyes," has surrendered himself to the Ministry of Interior, according to a high-ranking security source.

El-Shennawy became a hunted man when video footage of him allegedly shooting at protesters’ eyes during clashes on Mohamed Mahmoud Street spread like wildfire over the internet.

A security source said on Tuesday that investigations into El-Shennawy’s conduct would begin within 72 hours and denied the suspect had fled the country, adding that his family had changed their residence after receiving several threats.

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