Turkish provincial police chief shot dead by young policeman

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The Rize provincial chief of police was shot dead in his office on Tuesday by a policeman who had issues with his assignment, Turkish media reported.

A young policeman who was working in the traffic section entered the police department in Rize to speak with Police Chief Aytuğ Verdi around 3 p.m. local time and during the meeting started firing his weapon, killing Verdi and wounding two other officers.

According to Rize Governor Kemal Çeper, the murderer asked to be reassigned to the city center because he had enrolled at a university in the city, but his request was denied.

The state-run Anadolu news agency reported that the murderer was caught by the police.

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