BAYAN LEPAS - Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said he would personally investigate the case of a man who was allegedly shot in the head after stealing a policeman's pistol and driving off in the police highway patrol car in Maran, Pahang.
"I am going to Kuantan after this. I will personally investigate the officer involved in the investigation of this matter. I assure you there will be no cover up.
"As for now, I believe there has been some carelessness on our part. If the family wants to lodge a report, they can do so.
"Rest assured we will investigate the matter thoroughly," he said after launching the Penang Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation and Lions Club crime prevention campaign at Queensbay Mall here today.
On Friday, the 22-year-old man allegedly stole the pistol and the car near the Chenor toll plaza, and later crashed into a bus stop at Kampung Bukit Lada after police gave chase.
He was brought to the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Hospital for treatment but died hours later.
His father claimed he was misled into thinking that his son died of injuries sustained when he slammed his head into the steering wheel during the crash.
However, his father said post-mortem results revealed that his son was shot in the forehead in close-range.