Speed Chase Driver Shot Dead by Police

5 February 2007
Johor Baru

Two patrol policemen were approaching a Perodua Kenari in Taman Johor Jaya at around 1:10am last Monday. The four suspicious men made their getaway by speeding off towards the Pasir Gudang highway.

The getaway car then crashed into a motorcycle at the Taman Kota Puteri intersection, injuring two motorcyclists.

The driver tried to make a u-turn but the left tyre came off after hitting a road divder. At this point, two more policemen joined the chase and the four ran towards some bushes. One of the suspects opened fire and his shot grazed a policeman. The police returned fire and the driver was hit on the head and body. He died on the spot.

Two more were arrested at the scene while the fourth is believed to have escaped with a pistol. The men are believed to be Filipinos.

Police have classified the case as attempted murder and are searching for the fourth man.

The Star Online – Man shot dead by police in high speed chase
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