A man in Penang attempted to escape from the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) in a car chase failed after the police officers fired 4 shots at his vehicle. The incident was reported to happened at Jalan Batu Uban 2 in George Town, Penang, as reported by Harian Metro.
According to Timur Laut district police chief, ACP Soffian Santong, the suspect was identified as a 46 year-old grass cutter and he was speeding through Jalan Perak near a morning market when the police officers started the chase.
While attempting to flee, the suspect crashed into a 61 year-old disabled man who was crossing the road, killing the victim in the process.
The suspect then continued his escape to Jalan Van Praagh and he drove through Jalan Batu Uban 2, where he was order to pull over by the police officers. However, he acted aggressively and almost crashed into a police officer.
The police officers then fired 3 shots at the suspect’s right tyre and 1 more shot at the front of the car, rendering the suspect unable to continue his escape.
The suspect was finally arrested on spot and he did not sustain any injuries. Upon searching the suspect and the vehicle, the police officers found that the suspect was carrying 3 packets of heroin, totalling to 13g.
Further investigation shows that the suspect was from Kampung Melayu, Ayer Itam and he had various criminal records.
Soffian said “The Myvi he drove was registered under the name of a car rental company which is located at Jalan Sungai Tiram in Bayan Lepas.”
He added that the case will be investigated under Section 302 and 186 of the Penal Code as well as Section 39 of the Arms Act 1960.