Army officer shoots dead old Kuwaiti man in family dispute

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21: A 74-year-old Kuwaiti man died when the ex-husband of his daughter fired an M16 at him due to a domestic dispute in Sabah Al-Nasser Sunday. In a press statement, the Public Relations and Security Department at the Interior Ministry revealed that the Operations Unit received information about the victim who was rushed to Farwaniya Hospital with some bullets in his head. He was later declared dead at the hospital.

Initial investigations revealed the suspect is a 36-year-old military man assigned in Ardiya Police Station. Still clad in his uniform, the suspect allegedly took the M16 from the station, went to the victim’s place and fired at the latter due to a domestic dispute. After gathering information, the security officers distributed a circular on the detailed description of the suspect to various checkpoints throughout the country.

A thorough investigation ensued until the officers located the suspect’s house which they raided, resulting in his arrest. During interrogation, the suspect admitted to firing an M16 at the victim because of a dispute. He also guided police to his vehicle where he hid the murder weapon, along with 22 bullets, one Kalashnikov bullet, one pistol and a can containing 25 bullets. The suspect and the confiscated ammunition were referred to the Public Prosecution for further investigation and other legal measures.

Lt Gen Sulaiman Al-Fahd fires a gun at the ceremony
Lt Gen Sulaiman Al-Fahd fires a gun at the ceremony

Graduation ceremony held
The General Department for Special Security Forces at the Interior Ministry organized a graduation ceremony for officers who successfully completed a training course on tactics and special operations for controlling terrorism and releasing hostages, as well as the second course on firing a gun. A number of officers and civilian employees from the National Guard and GCC countries participated in the training. The ceremony was held under the patronage and in the presence of Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahd and Assistant Undersecretary for Special Security Affairs Major General Mahmoud Al-Dosari. In his keynote speech during the ceremony, Al-Fahd expressed appreciation to the officers and civilian employees for their diligence in completing the course. He also sponsored the launching of the third elite competition for officers and civilians in the Special Forces, National Guard and the Army represented by special units of GCC countries

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