Wanted man shoots self af­ter sur­rounded by cops

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A wanted man shot him­self in the head late last night in Kaoh­si­ung af­ter find­ing that he was com­pletely sur­rounded by the po­lice and there was no pos­si­bil­ity of es­cape.

The man, sur­named Chen, was wanted by po­lice on as­su­alt charges. Chen re­fused to stop at a po­lice check­point in Kaoh­si­ung’s Fong­shan Dis­trict ( ), which led to a car chase end­ing in Siao­gang Dis­trict ( ).

Chen hid him­self in the car and waved a gun to warn the po­lice not to ap­proach. Af­ter fail­ing to per­suade Chen to sur­ren­der him­self, the po­lice at­tempted to ap­pre­hend him by force, but he chose to shoot him­self in the head when po­lice broke the win­dow of his car with a ham­mer.

Chen was im­me­di­ately sent to a nearby hos­pi­tal.

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