A.A., a 2nd degree police officer until he was dismissed under a post-coup government decree, was shot in his leg and detained by his former colleagues in Ankara.

A notary public on Turan Gunes Boulvard in Ankara’s Cankaya district reported to police that A.A. who had had an arrest warrant issued against him stopped by its office for his legal transactions.

A.A. attempted to escape when police dispatched to the notary for him. The former police chief was shot in left leg after his former colleagues fired their guns to stop him.

He was sent to Numune Training and Research Hospital with police in company.

According to Turkish media, his arrest warrant was issued as part of an investigation into the Gulen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.