Policeman kills a civilian during argument

Picture of a revolver.

JAVA, Indonesia - First. Brig. Agus Adha Prasetya, a member of the Central Java Police's Special Crimes Directorate, allegedly shot on Sunday Kamiyadi, a 40-year-old resident of Rejosari village in Grobogan district, Central Java, following a personal altercation. Kamiyadi was pronounced dead at the scene.

Grobogan Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Langgeng Purnomo said on Monday that following the incident, Agus had immediately turned himself in.

Agus told the police that he had visited Kamiyadi's house to question his actions, after Kamiyadi allegedly made a verbal threat toward his mother. Kamiyadi's wife was employed by Agus' parents as a housemaid.

According to Agus, when he entered Kamiyadi's home, the latter allegedly grabbed a knife and attacked him. He added that he had fired his revolver to defend himself, and the bullet had hit the victim's right temple.

"No witnesses were present during the incident. There was only the perpetrator and the victim," Langgeng said.

Central Java Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Liliek Darmanto said he regretted the shooting and promised to launch a thorough investigation. He said there was a chance that Agus would be discharged and prosecuted.

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