Sunday, March 3, 2013

US Soldier stable after being shot by South Korean Police

Shot soldier interviewed by S. Korean police in base hospital bed
Soldier shot by S. Korean police during late-night car chase
By Ashley Rowland and Yoo Kyong Chang
Stars and Stripes
Published: March 3, 2013

SEOUL — A U.S. soldier was in stable condition Sunday after police shot him during an early-morning car chase that South Korean officials say started after they received emergency calls about gunshots being fired near a busy Itaewon intersection.

Details remained sketchy several hours later, including whether the soldier had fired BBs or pellets at bystanders in front of the Hamilton Hotel or might have just pointed a toy gun at them.

South Korean police said they received emergency calls at 11:53 p.m. Saturday about shots being fired by a soldier, according to an official with the Yongsan Police Station’s Fifth Violent Crimes Team. Police tried to capture him at the nearby Itaewon subway station, but he and a second soldier escaped by car.
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