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July 7, 2020
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Elderly Man Killed in Police Pursuit in Port Moresby

The body of an elderly man is now at the Port Moresby General Hospital after allegedly being shot by police on Friday night.

Relatives of the deceased marched with the body to Gordons Police Station yesterday demanding answers.

It is alleged a police unit shot the man while in pursuit at the wildlife area near Erima.

Relatives of the deceased marched from the Kumul Flyover, through the streets of Gordons and straight to Gordons Police Station.

They alleged that the deceased was shot by the police in a chase.

The driver of the car failed to stop resulting in the man being shot in the chest. The march was to express frustration of the manner the elderly man was killed and to arrest those responsible.

Gordons and other police units were called in to control the public and for proper dialogue between concerned parties to take place.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Ben Turi, addressed the concerned relatives, stating police are aware of the incident and a team has been established to look into all matters involving alleged shootings by members of the police force.

Police in Gordons will be meeting with relatives of the deceased to establish the cause of death and for police to release a statement.

The deceased is from Tari in Hela province and was in his early 40’s.

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