CAIRO: A low-ranking police officer accused of killing a street vendor in a dispute over the price of a cup of tea, was referred to criminal court Wednesday, Youm7 reported.
The prosecution referred Al-Sayed Zenhoum to a criminal court on charges of murder and attempted murder, a prosecution official was quoted by Youm7.
Last week, Zenhoum allegedly opened fire at a street vendor selling hot drinks in Rehab city in New Cairo and injured two others after an altercation. Initial investigations indicated the difference erupted when Zenhoum refused to pay for his tea.
A security official said the officer involved was arrested after dozens of passersby protested at the scene chanting: “The police are thug.” The.crowd smashed the police vehicle that Zenhoum drove.