BEIJING (AP) -- A retired senior police chief in China's northern region of Inner Mongolia has been detained in the shooting death of a woman, the official Xinhua News Agency said Sunday.
Zhao Liping, who once presided over police affairs for Inner Mongolia, was detained on a charge of intentional homicide, and the case was under further investigation, Xinhua said.
Prosecutors were yet to file any charge against the 63-year-old Zhao, who 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, said the victim is believed to be a 28-year-old female who was shot to death Friday in the city of Chifeng.
Caixin says Zhao was intercepted by police while on the run. It said Zhao had disposed of the body, which was recovered in a village in Chiefeng.
No motive was reported by either Xinhua or Caixin.