Cop arrested for firing shots in public

KUALA LUMPUR: A police corporal was arrested after he allegedly fired several shots outside an entertainment centre at Jalan Tun Razak here yesterday.

According to a source, the 33-year-old policeman was believed to be under the influence of alcohol when he fired the shots into the air, allegedly in an attempt to disperse a fight between his girlfriend and a few others at about 5.25am.

No one was injured in the incident, and the policeman was apprehended by security guards who handed him over to the police, he said.

Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department head SAC Rusdi Isa, when contacted, confirmed the arrest of the policeman who has been remanded for two days to facilitate investigations.