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Egyptian Policeman Arrested After Shooting Dead Civilian Near Rehab City

Egyptian Policeman Arrested After Shooting Dead Civilian Near Rehab City

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An Egyptian policeman was arrested after shooting dead a civilian and injuring two others near Rehab City in New Cairo on Tuesday, privately-owned Youm7 reported.

Eyewitnesses told Al-Masry Al-Youm that “someone wearing a police uniform shot a man and killed him, and while citizens were trying to grab him, he began shooting haphazardly and injured two others.”

The two civilians who were injured have been transported to the Air Force Hospital in New Cairo to receive medical attention for their wounds.

While eyewitnesses have reported on social media that the policeman shot the civilians following an argument, it remains unclear what caused the argument between the policeman and the slain civilian.

Just under two months ago, an Egyptian court sentenced a policeman to life in prison for killing a 24-year-old driver in a case that captured nationwide attention has been sentenced to life in prison.

The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced the policeman, Mostafa Mahmoud Abdel Haseeb, to life in prison, which amounts to 25 years under the Egyptian criminal code. The prosecution had charged the defendant with murder after an extensive investigation.

Recent incidents among low ranking policemen, who do not have to undergo the same training and study as police officers, have included sexual harassment, beating of a doctor in a hospital, and the assault of a woman at a Cairo metro.

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