Police officer referred to prosecution after injuring microbus driver

A police officer who allegedly shot and wounded a microbus driver in a quarrel in Nozha neighborhood has been suspended from duty and referred to the general prosecution for interrogation.

The Interior Minister referred Captain Ahmed Samir Nassar, an officer with the Interior Ministry's General Directorate for Information and Documentation, to the general prosecution after allegedly shooting a microbus driver in the thigh during a quarrel, a statement by the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday evening.

According to the ministry statement, the quarrel ocurred after the driver stopped his vehicle in the road, blocking traffic and prompting a quarrel with the police officer, who was in his car.

Other drivers got involed, attacking the police officer, said the statement, prompting him to draw his weapon and use it.

The officer's weapon was seized as evidence, while the other people involved in the quarrel were arrested.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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