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Vietnamese man fires on police officer after fighting rooster seized in raid

Friday, December 11, 2020, 13:38 GMT+7
Vietnamese man fires on police officer after fighting rooster seized in raid
Senior police officers visit Captain Phan Van Dung who was shot at the Ho Phong Ward police station in Gia Rai Town, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam. Photo: Vu Phong / Tuoi Tre

Police in Gia Rai Town, located in the southern Vietnamese province of Bac Lieu, have detained a local man for shooting a police officer with a homemade gun after the latter confiscated his fighting rooster.

On Wednesday, Nguyen Van Hoang, a high-ranking police officer of Gia Rai, said local police have detained 40-year-old Huynh Huu Luc from Phong Thanh Tay B Commune to probe his shooting a police officer in the head.

Earlier on Monday, police in Ho Phong Ward of Gia Rai Town raided an illegal cockfighting den on suspicion of illegal gambling.

The suspects were able to flee the scene, but police did manage to take away a rooster.

One hour later, Luc showed up drunk at the Ho Phong Ward police station, hurling rebukes and insulting the local force.

Upon encountering Captain Phan Van Dung, Luc pulled out an improvised gun and shot Dung in the head.

Dung was promptly brought to the Bac Lieu General Hospital, where doctors declared that the bullet neither pierced his skull nor caused major brain injury.

Meanwhile, Luc was restrained and criminally detained by police officers.

It was revealed that Luc has an extensive criminal record, having last spent time behind bars three years ago.

Bac Lieu police are continuing their investigation into the case.

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