PETALING JAYA, Nov 30 — A suspected criminal managed to dodge nine shots fired by the police and later fled on foot following a pursuit early this morning in Brickfields.
The lone suspect was spotted driving in his silver Proton Persona along Old Klang road at 4.25am and behaved suspiciously as he was approached by the police.
City police chief Commissioner Datuk Mazlan Lazim said as patrolling officers came closer, the suspect floored the car and sped off.
He said the chase continued for almost 10km towards Taman Medan where four backup police cars were deployed in an attempt to apprehend the suspect.
“The suspect refused to cooperate and rammed into a police car as he tried to escape.
“Officers were left with no choice but to open fire, as several shots struck the suspect’s wheels as he fled,” he said.
Mazlan said the suspect then managed to flee on foot into a bushy area nearby.
“We believe he could be familiar with the area as he managed to escape quickly,” he said.
Mazlan said investigators are working towards establishing the suspect’s motive in attacking the policemen and any possible illegal activities he could be involved in. – Themalaymailonline