Cop ac­ci­den­tally shoots self dur­ing chase

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

PETALING JAYA: A po­lice­man ac­ci­den­tally shot him­self in the thigh while he was chas­ing a sus­pect in Per­siaran In­dus­tri Ban­dar Sri Da­mansara on Tues­day.

Petaling Jaya deputy po­lice chief Supt Mohd Ali Thamby said the in­ci­dent hap­pened at about 7pm when two po­lice­men were pa­trolling the area and spot­ted three for­eign­ers, be­lieved to be Africans, be­hav­ing sus­pi­ciously in­side a car parked on the side of the road.

On see­ing the po­lice, the sus­pects sped off in their car.

“The po­lice gave chase and man­aged to in­ter­cept the car at a traf­fic light. One of the po­lice­men then shot at one of the car tyres,” Mohd Ali said.

As the po­lice­men were ap­proach­ing the car, one of the pas­sen­gers burst out of the ve­hi­cle and ran.

While one of the po­lice­men was giv­ing chase, his firearm ac­ci­den­tally dis­charged and he was shot in the thigh.

The other po­lice­man stopped to help his in­jured col­league and all three men man­aged to flee on foot, said Mohd Ali.

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