Shoot-out in Johor Baru leaves two suspects dead


JOHOR BARU: The police have confirmed that two suspects were killed in a shoot-out with officers at Taman Abad on Friday (June 14).

Johor police chief Comm M. Kumar said one of the suspects was a 42-year-old man with over 30 criminal records, while the identity of the second suspect has yet to be determined.

"Police from the Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Unit (D14) and the Johor police special investigation unit (D9) were following a white car that was moving suspiciously.

"When the suspects noticed that they were being followed, they tried to run away and fired several shots at the police. The police then fired back until the situation was safe," he said in a statement early Saturday (June 15) morning.

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He added that the police found two guns in the car, including one on the body of one of the suspects.

"Checks on the car after the shoot-out found that the two suspects had died at the scene. Two guns were also found, along with substances believed to be drugs.

"One of the suspects is a 42-year-old man with 38 criminal records involving drugs and crime.

"The identity of the second suspect has yet to be confirmed as no identification documents were found on the suspect,” he said, adding that the case is being investigated under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder.

On Friday (June 14), The Star reported that at least two men on the wanted list had been killed during a shoot-out at Taman Abad.

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