The defecting soldier is, fortunately, in South Korea
n custody. Although he was shot, he succeeded in making it to South Korea
. He is injured, but alive. Robert Kelly, an associate professor at the Department of Political Science at Pusan National University, said the prominent defection and the shooting was "genuinely surprising." Kelly added: "It's fairly unusual, I can't think of the last time (a defector was shot at) ... it certainly adds to the tensions."