Cop’s son gunned down by police

(The Sun Daily) – The son of a police corporal was shot dead when he tried to attack police detectives in a botched robbery at a 24-hour convenience store in Wangsa Maju early today.

The 19-year-old – with an accomplice – was reported to have held a machete to a worker’s neck and demanded the day’s takings at the KK store in Taman Sri Rampai at about 4.30am. There were four workers in the store.

Luck ran out for the two robbers when minutes later, a police team patrolling the area arrived at the store. On seeing the detectives, the duo dashed out in an attempt to escape. When they were ordered to surrender, the teenage robber charged with his machete at a detective. The police opened fire, hitting him on the chest. He died on the spot.

The teenager’s accomplice, also armed with a machete, was believed to have suffered a gunshot wound, but managed to escape on foot.

Kuala Lumpur deputy CID chief ACP Khairi Ahrasa said police were forced to open fire at the 19-year-old as he had tried to attack a detective.

Investigators believe the duo were involved in another robbery, also at a KK store in Danau Kota, Setapak, a day earlier where they escaped with RM900.

A total of 31 cases involving 24-hour convenience stores were reported in Wangsa Maju since early this year.

In a separate case in Selangor, police solved the Dec 8 murder cum robbery case of a 36-year-old computer engineer with the arrest of five suspects, aged between 17 and 30, in Puchong and Segamat, Johor.

Selangor deputy CID chief ACP Rosli Mohd Isa said in a press conference that other than the five suspects, another five men who bought the stolen items were also held last week.

He added that police recovered several items, including a TV, smartphone and car belonging to the victim and the murder weapon.