Jakarta (Antara) – The Papua Police will fire the officer who allegedly shot a civilian at the Ilwayab District of Merauke Regency.
Papua Police chief Insp. Gen. Rudolf A. Rodja said that the officer, Brig. RK, would be discharged with dishonor, as instructed by National chief of police Gen. Tito Karnavian.
RK shot a man named Yohan Moiwend at the Tanjung Bunga cafe in Ilwayab, on June 2. Yohan was drinking with his friends, when he engaged in an argument with RK that lead to fist fighting before a fire was shot. Yohan died because of the gun wound.
Rudolf said the case has tainted the police force's reputation, thus a strict action must be taken. The case files have been submitted to the Merauke District Attorney's Office.
Rudolf said he has instructed police officers to be more careful when using their firearms.