KUALA LUMPUR: Police fired eight shots at a heavily-tinted Proton Perdana car when its driver refused to heed an order to pull over but instead sped towards the Sungai Besi (Besraya) Expressway from Jalan Dagang in Serdang early today.
Serdang police chief ACP Megat Mohd Aminuddin Megat Alias said police fired the shots after the suspects’ car grazed a police vehicle in an attempt to force it off track in the 12.20 am incident.
“Although one of the bullets hit the rear tyre of the car, the suspects still refused to pull over but continued speeding towards Sungai Besi before the car finally stopped in front of the Sapura Building.”
Megat Mohd Aminuddin said three men got out of the car and tried to escape on foot but were immediately apprehended by the police.
Upon searching, police also found an eight-inch long knife with the words “Smith & Wesson Homeland Security” engraved on it, under the driver’s seat.
All the suspects were taken to the Serdang police headquarters for further investigation under Sections 186 and 394 of the Penal Code for allegedly obstructing a public servant in discharge of his public functions and voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery.
They are also being investigated under Section 6 (1) of the Corrosive, Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958 for allegedly having an offensive weapon in an unlawful manner in a public road or place, and Section 6 of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for alleged possession of raw drug like opium, coca leaf, poppy-straw and cannabis.