Killing of cop: Police studying CCTV footage

Mazlan-Mansor-cctvSHAH ALAM: Police are looking at closed-circuit television (CCTV) recordings of several premises near Pinggiran USJ police station, the location where Lance Corporal Valentino Mesa was slashed and shot dead while on duty last Thursday.

Selangor police chief Mazlan Mansor said police are confident of finding new leads through CCTV footage to assist investigations.

“However, the information and recordings will not be revealed as it is still in the initial stage of investigations,” he told reporters after attending a sacrifice ritual in conjunction with Aidiladha here today.

He also hoped the people would stop speculating on the case and give the space to police to conduct their probe.

Mazlan also declined to comment when asked whether police had found the weapon used as well as the motive in the case.

He also denied that the victim’s pistol had been found.

Last Thursday, Valentino, who was on duty alone at Pinggiran USJ police station, was found dead with slash wounds and shot at close range.

His body was discovered by a member of the mobile patrol vehicle on his rounds.

Following that, a 34-year-old factory worker was called to give his statement on the night after the incident.

He has been remanded for seven days to facilitate investigations.