News

Policeman Shot Civilians After Argument Over Price of a Cup of Tea

Policeman Shot Civilians After Argument Over Price of a Cup of Tea

FotorCreated

Investigations into a fatal shooting on Tuesday morning showed that the policeman who shot a civilian dead and injured two others near Rehab City did so after the policeman and the slain civilian got into an argument about the price of a cup of tea.

According to privately-owned Al-Masry Al-Youm, the prosecution’s investigation concluded that policemen became accustomed to visiting Mostafa Abdel Qader, a tea vendor, to have a cup of tea without having to pay.

The accused policeman refused to pay Abdel Qader for his tea on Tuesday, leading to an argument that ended in the policeman using his firearm to shoot the tea vendor in the chest, killing him.

Eyewitnesses attempted to grab the policeman, who then proceeded to shoot at them and injured two other civilians.

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

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.

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.

Egyptian Pound Weakens to 11 Against Dollar on Black Market for First Time Ever
France, Egypt Sign Deals Worth $2 Billion During Hollande’s Visit

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Conflicting Reports About Number of Dead in Egypt’s Wahat Attack

Egyptian StreetsOctober 22, 2017

At Least 16 Policemen Killed in a Shootout in Egypt’s Western Desert

Egyptian StreetsOctober 20, 2017

Greek Pianist Plays Cavafy Poems as Part of the 2017 Cavafia in Egypt

Maydaa Abo El NadarOctober 20, 2017

With New Power Plants, Egypt’s Solar Investments Surge in 2017

Egyptian StreetsOctober 19, 2017

Egypt Approves First Major Draft Traffic Law in 40 Years

Egyptian StreetsOctober 19, 2017

‘The Show Goes On’: Theatrical Performances Feature Stories of Women in Egypt

Engy AdhamOctober 18, 2017

Climate Change Triggered Social Unrest in Ancient Egypt: Study

Egyptian StreetsOctober 18, 2017

13 Egyptian Businesses Make Forbes’ Top List of Arab Startups

Egyptian StreetsOctober 17, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.