Jayapura, 6/5 (Jubi) – A Papua police officer shot and wounded three civilians in Edeida Village of Kamu Sub-district, Dogiyai Regency, police said.

The victims are Anthon Edowai, 32, Yulius Anouw, 27, and Sepnat Auwe. The incident occurred on Tuesday (6/5) at around 10.00 Papua time.

Papua Police Deputy Chief Brigadier General Police Paulus Waterpauw confirmed the incident. “I’ve got a preliminary report. Currently the case is being under the jurisdiction of the Paniai Police and the Kamu Police,” Waterpauw said on Tuesday (6/5).

He said the situation on the ground was sometimes difficult, but urged police officers to act in accordance with the Standard Operations Procedure.
“We will ensure the completion of this report,” he said.

A witness, Benny Goo, said by phone that the incident occurred when a truck driver hit two local residents, Yusten Kegakota, 18, and Jhon Anouw, 20, at around 16:40 Papua time.

“People went to the Monemani Police Office to report the incident, but without a warning, that Brimob member fired shots at the crowd,” he said.

He said the three civilians were being treated at Dogiyai Community Health Center (Puskesmas). (Jubi/Arjuna/rom)

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