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Suspect caught in Maan deadly shooting

By JT - Jan 07,2017 - Last updated at Jan 07,2017

AMMAN — Criminal Investigation Department (CID) personnel have arrested a suspect who allegedly killed a person in Maan, around 220km south of the capital, according to a statement released by the Public Security Department (PSD) on Saturday.

On Friday, Maan’s police department received information that a person had been shot while with his family in Ail.

CID, PSD and crime lab personnel arrived to find that the victim had died after being shot multiple times.

The prosecutor and the coroner were called in to inspect the body, while detectives began an investigation into the killing.

After collecting evidence from the crime scene, and following a description of the suspect and his vehicle, given by the victim’s family, officers tracked down the suspect and arrested him.

The family said that a man came to the house, talked to the victim for a while, and then left.  He then came back, they said, shot the victim dead, and left. 

The suspect confessed to the killing, saying that he did not previously know the man he shot.

Security personnel seized an automatic weapon, thought to be the murder weapon.  

A blood sample from the suspect was also sent to the forensic lab for a toxicology report, partly to determine whether or not he was under the influence of drugs at the time of the shooting


Further investigations are under way, the PSD said.

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