(This happened about 200-300m from my school. The students in my period five class told me about it and I passed the scene on my way home.)
Wednesday July 23, 2008
Suspect killed in shootout
By STEVEN DANIEL and RASHITA A. HAMID
SUBANG JAYA: Police from the serious crimes division shot dead a man who was wanted for a spate of robberies in several shopping malls as well as murder.
Sources revealed that police had earlier raided his home just 200m away in SS14, Subang Jaya and recovered several firearms and valuables believed to be the loot from the robberies.
They said that the suspect was on his way home when five plainclothes policemen blocked his vehicle and demanded that he get out of the vehicle.
The suspect replied by shooting at the cops.
“Police returned fire, killing him instantly,” said acting state CID chief Asst Comm Omar Mamah who was at the scene.
He said a .38 Smith & Wesson semi-automatic revolver was recovered from the 26-year-old man.
It is believed that the suspect's 21-year-old wife has been taken into custody to assist in investigations.
State police chief DCP Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said police were on the lookout for more members of the dead man's group, who targeted jewellery shops in several Giant hypermarkets including the Kelana Jaya and Puchong Perdana outlets.
Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident a Myanmar national armed with a gun in his 20s was shot dead after a high-speed chase near Pasar Borong Selayang at 12.15am yesterday.
An initial investigation showed the man was believed to be involved in drug distribution, murder and extortion within the Myanmar community for several years.
Police seized 18 packets of heroin, one packet of syabu and several items, including knives, from his car.
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