A man believed to be a drug trafficker was seriously injured after he was shot by police for trying to mow them down while attempting to escape in an incident in Jalan Chiak, Kepong Baru, here, today.
Sentul district police deputy chief Supt Zainuddin Ahmad said in the 6.30pm incident, police received information about drug trafficking activity at a field in the area.
“An officer and five policemen were then asked to check it out where they saw a blue Honda car and a Nissan Fairlady approaching the place.
“They saw something being handed over which was suspectsd to be drugs and after our men identified themselves, the two drivers tried to flee, with the one in the Honda car trying to mow them down,” he said via SMS when contacted by Bernama.
Zainuddin said the police then fired some shots which hit the driver on his shoulder, chest and rib cage, with his car skidding and crashing into the parameter wall of a house nearby.
The injured man was taken to Selayang Hospital but the driver of the other managed to escape during the incident.
From the police investigation, it was found that the 32-year-old injured suspect had a previous criminal record for causing hurt with a weapon.
On inspecting his car, police found 45 Ecstasy pills and did not dismiss the possibility of the suspect being involved in drug trafficking.
Police will be applying for a remand order on the suspect once his condition is stable to assist in the investigation.