Sat, 13 Aug 1994

Officer shoots the wrong man

CILEGON, West Java: A sergeant chief is currently under investigation after he reportedly shot an innocent man during a raid on a house he thought was owned by motorcycle thief.

He got the wrong house and shot the wrong man, the Banten Regency Police Chief Col. Susanto was quoted as confirming the report by Antara.

The victim, Subalim, apparently tried to fight back when he saw a gun-wielding man break into his house.

He was wounded in the shoulder and is now being treated at the Serang hospital.

His relatives have agreed to let the police settle the matter. (emb)