New lead: ACP Khairuldin showing the CCTV image of the accomplice making his escape (left) and the photofit of the shooter during the press conference at Ampang Jaya police headquarters.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have released a still image from CCTV recording of a man involved in the shooting of two policemen in Pandah Indah.
The man, believed to be the accomplice of the shooter, is seen in the picture making his escape through a back alley near the scene shortly after the 10.30am incident last Friday.
“We hope that the image (of the accomplice) and the photofit of the shooter that was released a few days ago will help us narrow down the search for these criminals,” he said.
Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Khairuldin Saad said the tiger tattoo on shooter’s back could be gang-related.
“It is something we are looking at but we do not have much to go on as my men only got a quick glance of it,” he said during a press conference at Ampang Jaya police headquarters yesterday.
ACP Khairuldin said 18 sets of fingerprints were lifted from the crime scene but there had been no returns from the police database so far.
“We are still looking to identify the suspects who we believe are in their early 30s,” he said.
In the incident, two policemen – L/Kpl Lional Richard Jr, 26, and Kons Zul Fazli Atlahi, 28 – were shot three times by the man, who was with another person, believed to be his accomplice.
The incident happened at Jalan Lembah Maju 1/16, Pandan Indah, while the policemen were patrolling the area.
They spotted the two men on a motorcycle, which was later confirmed as stolen, behaving suspiciously and stopped them. While they questioned one of them, the other tried to flee.
They gave chase and managed to grab the fleeing suspect’s shirt, revealing the tattoo of the tiger on his back.
The suspect initially tried to hit the policemen with his helmet, but then drew a gun and fired three times, hitting L/Kpl Lional on his abdomen and Kons Zul Fazli on the lower part of his abdomen.
Both men are in stable condition.
Anyone with information should contact Asst Supt S. Ramasamy or Asst Supt Suhairon at 03-9274 2222 or 019-979 6999.