Saudi authorities catch police shooting suspect

Police found the weapon and car used for the shootings at the home of Rami Abdullah Thulab al-Shammari. (File photo: AFP)

Saudi Arabia's security services have detained a Saudi man on suspicion of shooting dead two policemen and wounding two others in separate attacks in Riyadh on Wednesday and in March, the Interior Ministry spokesman said.

Police found the weapon and car used for the shootings at the home of Rami Abdullah Thulab al-Shammari, according to a ministry statement published by state news agency SPA on Saturday.

Three other Saudi citizens and two Yemenis, one of whom was living in the kingdom illegally, have also been detained on suspicion of trying to help Shammari flee the country. He was detained in Jizan province close to the border with Yemen, the Interior Ministry said.

Riyadh’s police spokesman said on March 30 that shots fired from an unidentified car had injured two policemen in a patrol car late the previous night, and said on Wednesday that two policemen had been killed after a similar attack.

The two policemen, Thamer Amran al-Mutairi and Abdulmohsen Khalaf al-Mutairi, were patrolling in their vehicle at 1:30 a.m. when the deadly shots were fired.

[With Reuters]
 

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