Hit-and-run sus­pect ID’d as po­lice of­fi­cer

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

The sus­pect in a hit-an­drun ram­page has been iden­ti­fied as a po­lice of­fi­cer, author­i­ties said on Satur­day. Po­lice re­ceived a re­port about a car plow­ing into pedes­tri­ans in a neigh­bor­hood in Jing jiang at 8:27 pm on Fri­day. Four vic­tims died in hos­pi­tal, while nine oth­ers were said to be in sta­ble con­di­tion. The sus­pect, 57, was caught in nearby Taix­ing, where he serves at a po­lice bureau. Po­lice said he had taken poi­son in an at­tempt to com­mit sui­cide and is in a coma.

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