BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese state media say a retired senior police chief has been detained in the shooting death of a woman.
The official Xinhua News Agency said Sunday that Zhao Liping, who once presided over police affairs in the northern Chinese region of Inner Mongolian, was detained on a charge of intentional homicide.
The 63-year-old Zhao served as the region's top police officer from 2005 to 2012, and was a vice chairman for the region's political consultative conference before retirement.
Caixin, a publication known for investigative reporting, says the victim is believed to be a 28-year-old female, who was shot to death.
Caixin says Zhao was intercepted by police while on the run. No motive has been reported by either Xinhua or Caixin.