IPOH (Bernama): A General Operations Force officer fired a shot during a heated argument with his fiancee that hit her pet dog at her house in Taman Merdeka here on Sunday (Oct 7).
"The 29-year-old officer with the rank of Inspector arrived at his fiancee’s house on his motorcycle between 6pm and 7pm.
"They quarrelled and there was a struggle after which he discharged his firearm and hit her dog," said Perak police chief Datuk Razarudin Husain.
The dog was injured but survived, he said after a ceremony to witness the handing over of duties to the new Ipoh district police chief and chairman of the Police Family Association here Monday (Oct 7).
Razarudin said the officer, who was supposed to be on duty at the Immigration, Customs and Quarantine Complex in Wang Kelian, Perlis, had gone missing on Friday (Oct 4) and a police report was received a day after his disappearance.
He said the officer was detained by a police patrol team shortly after the incident. They also seized the firearm, bullets and the motorcycle, which belonged to the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM).
Razarudin said that the officer tested negative for drugs and did not have a criminal record.
He said a remand order against the officer would be sought Monday to assist police investigations under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder.
Earlier, at the ceremony, former Alor Gajah OCPD Asst Comm A Asmadi Abd Aziz received his posting as the new Ipoh district police chief from deputy district police chief Supt Mohamad Nordin Abdullah, who was acting in the position since Aug 9.
He replaced SAC Mohd Ali Thamby who was appointed as GOF’s chief-of-staff in the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom). - Bernama