damn... that was hard
guy dies in hospital later
"A police officer who was arrested after shooting and killing a young man in the western province of zmir during a fight earlier this week has claimed that he did not shoot the victim deliberately.
The officer, identified by the initials .K., said he shot at the legs of the victim on purpose to stop him from hitting him and his colleagues with a chair and bottles. "The man attacked us with a chair and bottles. I was stabbed in my leg. I shot his legs to stop him. Then I was hit in the head. And my gun went off. I was shocked to see that the man was shot in the abdomen. I did not shoot him [in the abdomen] on purpose. I just shot at his legs to frighten him, the officer was quoted as saying by the Akam daily.
A vehicle driven by the young man, Erhan Barlak, collided with a police car in the Karabalar district of zmir late on Sunday. Police officers attempted to make an official report and fine Barlak for driving without a license. Barlak, however, resisted, and then his brother Emrah Barlak and his friend Faruk Karhan, who were passengers in the car, joined in the altercation. The police officers attempted to disperse the group with tear gas.
Outraged, the three men attacked police officers with chairs they grabbed from a nearby café. Police officer .K. first fired into the air and at the ground in an attempt to stop the fight. Then he fired at the three men. News reports said the police officer fired eight bullets at the men. The Barlak brothers, Karhan and a passer-by, Halil Altun, were wounded. The wounded were taken to Atatürk Teaching and Research Hospital. Emrah Barlak later died at the hospital."
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