KUALA SELANGOR: Barely a week after being charged in court, a suspected thief who rammed into a patrol car following a high-speed chase in Ijok here was shot and killed by the police.
In the 8.20am incident, the 34-year-old man, who was a former convict, resisted arrest when a team of policemen on patrol attempted to stop him from getting away in a stolen lorry.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Adnan Abdullah said a 20km chase ensued from Sungai Pelong to Ijok.
“The lorry driven by the suspect was spotted near Simpang Merbau Sempak, Sungai Buloh, at about 8.30am.
“As soon as the suspect saw the police zero in on him, he sped off to an oil palm plantation in Ijok where he was cornered.
“Realising that there was no way out, he reversed the lorry and rammed into the patrol car,” he said.
Due to the suspect’s aggressive behaviour, the policemen had no choice but were forced to open fire, said SAC Adnan.
“One of our personnel fired a shot and it hit the man. He was pronounced dead by a medical team,” SAC Adnan added.
Checks by the police revealed that the suspect, who had several convictions for car theft, was charged at a Petaling Jaya court five days ago for another car theft.
The lorry that he drove was also reported stolen in Jinjang, Kuala Lumpur.
The body has been sent to the Sungai Buloh Hospital for a post-mortem.
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