Attorney Lee is one of the legal representatives of Mr. Arnold Samberg at IPG Legal. Mr. Samberg is a retired US Airforce sergeant who met with an unfortunate tragedy three years ago when he was shot by a Korean police officer. He seeks justice and closure from the Korean Police, who have dragged this case on for far too long.
Retired USFK sergeant hit by stray bullet from Korean police demands justice
Arnold Samberg, 66, a retired USFK Air Force Tech Sergeant, sobs during an interview with The Korea Times in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, March 3, recalling the day he was shot by a stray bullet fired by a Korean police officer who was attempting to shoot a dog. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
Accidental shooting case remains unresolved for 3 years, leaving victim traumatized
By Lee Hyo-jin of the Korea Times (March 14, 2023)
March 26, 2020, started out as just another ordinary day for Arnold Samberg, a retired U.S. Air Force tech sergeant living in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province. On his way home from the dentist in the morning, he wanted to drop by a convenience store.
But after seeing a line of police officers, firefighters and paramedics near the store, he changed his mind and headed straight home. He had no clue what they were up to and did not want to get involved.
At that moment, Samberg heard the thunderclap of a gunshot ― a split-second before he felt a sharp pain in his jaw as if a hammer was smashing it. Next thing he knew, he was on the ground bleeding out.
“This is it. I’m going to die,” Samberg thought, as paramedics rushed to wrap his jaw in a tourniquet before loading him onto an ambulance. He passed out minutes later.
The next thing he remembers is waking up in an ICU bed at Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital in U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys with stitches in his face.
Police officers in Pyeongtaek later told Samberg that he had been hit by a stray bullet fired by a patrolman from Songtan Police Station, who was trying to shoot a fierce dog across the street.
The officer, surnamed Han, was one of the patrolmen on site responding to a report of the vicious dog that had attacked a pedestrian and their dog, killing the other dog. The officer shot at the canine, but the bullet ricocheted off the ground and struck the right side of Samberg’s face, shattering his jaw.The complete article may be found at: Retired USFK sergeant hit by stray bullet from Korean police demands justice
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