Friday, December 2, 2016

IGP: Suspect in Penang shooting believed to have mental issues

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GEORGE TOWN: The bodyguard who fired shots on Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway, causing the death of his boss and two passers-by, is believed to have been suffering from mental illness.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said preliminary investigations and interviews with the man's family members revealed that he has mental problems.
"We have confiscated his pistol following the arrest.
"Let the police investigate the incident first, and the courts decide on the motive," he told a press conference here Friday.
Khalid said the pistol belongs to a security company and the suspect had a permit to carry and use firearms.
The man had no previous criminal record and had experience as an army reservist (askar wataniah).
The bodyguard was in the car together with his boss, who was driving the vehicle, and another man when he suddenly drew his gun and shot his 32-year-old boss.
The other two men killed in the Thursday incident was a motorist and a man on a motorcycle.

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