Ex-police chief detained in death of woman in China

Ex-police chief for China's northern region of Inner Mongolia detained in death of woman

Ex-police chief detained in death of woman in China

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.

Updated : 2021-02-28 08:48 GMT+08:00