News

Egyptian Policeman Arrested After Shooting Dead Microbus Driver in Maadi

Egyptian Policeman Arrested After Shooting Dead Microbus Driver in Maadi

Archive photo
Archive photo

Cairo prosecution ordered the arrest of a low-ranking policeman earlier on Monday, pending investigation, after he allegedly killed a microbus driver in Maadi Sunday night.

According to the Ministry of Interior, the policeman interfered in a quarrel between two drivers on the Autostrad road and fired a warning shot with his gun, resulting in the “accidental” death of one driver.

Earlier on Monday, microbus drivers held a strike in the El-Arab area in Maadi protesting the incident.

The driver, identified only as Gamal, was shot in the neck, state owned Al Ahram reported eyewitnesses as saying.

This follows a series of similar incidents in the past few months. In February, a driver was killed in the district of Al-Darb Al-Ahmar by a police officer for a dispute over the fare, and in April, a tea vendor was shot dead by a low ranking police man in the city of Rehab.

Team of Foreign Experts Arrives in Egypt to Examine Wreckage of Russian Plane
Tourist Arrivals to Egypt Drop by 41.9% in July, While Number of Arab Tourists Increases: CAPMAS

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Over 180 Jews Fly in to Celebrate ‘Shabat’ at Recently Restored Alexandrian Synagogue

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 17, 2020

Egypt’s Music Syndicate Bans Popular Mahraganat Music

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 17, 2020

European Parliament President Calls for Release of Student Activist Patrick

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 16, 2020

#DaughtersOfTheNation: Voices From the First Ever Women’s March in Iraq

Mirna AbdulaalFebruary 15, 2020

Breaking: Egypt Reports First Case of Coronavirus

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 14, 2020

In Pictures: Snow Covers Baghdad for the First Time Since 2008

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 14, 2020

Egypt’s Aswan Women Film Festival: Blending Creativity With Women’s Activism

Mirna AbdulaalFebruary 13, 2020

Egypt’s Population Hits 100 Million: CAPMAS

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 11, 2020