Police shoot alleged drug trafficker in neck

(Bernama)KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – A suspected drug trafficker who tried to escape from the police was shot in the neck after a 4km chase which left three members of the public injured at Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) Taman Intan Baiduri, Kepong today.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah said during the 11.30am incident, policemen on patrol in Batu Caves came across a suspicious-looking Kancil car and ordered the driver to stop.

“The driver of the car, however, refused to stop and instead started to speed ahead, forcing the police who were on three motorcycles to give chase,” he told reporters at the scene today.

He added that in his haste to escape, the suspect had knocked into other vehicles during his attempted getaway.

“One of the policemen on a motorcycle chased the suspect’s car for about 4km until Taman Intan Baiduri where the suspect tried to knock down the policeman’s motorcycle.

“Feeling threatened by the situation, the policeman fired shots at the suspect twice, one of which hit his neck,” he said.

The Kancil car came to a stop but not before knocking into three women and a nine-year-old, he said.

“The suspect, aged 26, was sent to the hospital together with the three women and the nine-year-old. Initial investigations revealed that the suspect had four previous records for drug offences and one for robbery,” said Zulkifli. – Bernama