Police Officer Who Allegedly Shot Man in the Back Charged, Jailed

A Poipet police officer was charged with aggravated intentional violence and sent to pretrial detention on Wednesday evening after allegedly shooting a motorcyclist in the back last week.

Rithy Piseth, deputy police chief of Nimit commune, was accused of shooting Neang Makara late on August 27 as the 21-year-old was riding home from a neighbor’s house with a friend.

Makara said in a statement that he had argued with the officer and turned to leave when he heard a shot. After arriving home, he realized a bullet had pierced him from his left shoulder blade to his right armpit.

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