(MENAFN - Jordan Times) The shooter of Maan police director Brig. Gen. Aref Wishah turned himself in to the authorities on Tuesday, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
According to a Public Security Department (PSD) statement carried by Petra, the man wanted for shooting the Maan police chief surrendered to police yesterday.
Wishah, who was shot in the stomach on Friday during a confrontation with armed suspects, was leading a police force that had cornered three wanted suspects in a house, when they fired on them with automatic weapons.
The police officer was struck in the stomach and foot and rushed to Maan Public Hospital for treatment and was later transferred to the King Hussein Medical Centre for further treatment.
Later on Friday, His Majesty King Abdullah delegated Royal Court Chief Riyad Abu Karaki to check on Wishah in hospital, Petra reported.
Minister of Interior Mohammad Al Raoud also visited Wishah and stressed the need to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
A parliamentary delegation visited the injured officer on Saturday, Petra reported, while the Lower House and the Islamic Centrist Party issued statements condemning the attack and calling on the government to bring the perpetrators to justice as soon as possible.
Qatar's Ambassador to Jordan Zayed Bin Saeed Rashid Al Khayarin visited Wishah in hospital on Sunday, wishing him a speedy recovery and expressing his appreciation for police efforts to ensure the country's security and stability.
The officer is currently in good condition, according to the PSD.