Two killed in Johor Baru suburb shootout with cops


JOHOR BARU: Two men, one with a criminal record involving nearly 40 offences, have been killed in a shootout with the police.

Johor police chief Comm M. Kumar said the incident occurred at 5.04pm on Friday at Jalan Abad here.

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

“When the suspects noticed they were being followed, they tried to escape. They fired several shots at the police.

“The police fired back until the situation was safe,” he said in a statement yesterday.

He added that following the shootout, police checked the vehicle and found the two suspects had been killed.

Heart-stopping incident: A photo of the shootout scene that has been making its rounds on social media.Heart-stopping incident: A photo of the shootout scene that has been making its rounds on social media.

They also found two guns – one on the body of one of the suspects – along with substances believed to be drugs.

Comm Kumar said one of the suspects was a 42-year-old man with a criminal record involving 38 offences, including drug-related crimes.

“The identity of the second suspect has yet to be confirmed as no identification documents were found on him.”

Comm Kumar added that the case is being investigated under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder.

He urged those who have information on the incident to come forward to assist investigations.

“They can reach Johor police through their hotline at 019-2792095 or our command centre at 07-221299.”

The Star earlier reported that at least two men on the wanted list were killed during a shootout in Johor Baru.

Social media was abuzz with pictures of the main road along Taman Abad being cordoned off and with a heavy police presence.

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