Tuesday, September 27

Another member of ‘Amie’ gang shot dead

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KOTA BAHARU: A suspect, believed to be a member of the armed-robbery gang known as ‘Amie’, was shot dead by the police yesterday when he attacked a policeman in an attempt to evade police arrest near the Gunung Stong waterfall in Dabong, Kuala Krai.

Kelantan police chief Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said the policeman was forced to open fire in self-defence when the suspect lunged at him with a sword.

Police had mounted a search for the suspect, a 27-year-old man from Paka, Terengganu, believed to be an accomplice of the two men shot dead by the police in a shootout at Kampung Sungai Sam, Kuala Krai, last Sunday.

He said police went to the waterfall at about 11.45am and surrounded the area when the suspect came out from his hiding and lunged at the policeman. — Bernama