Cops open fire after gang members attack police car, court hears

Cops open fire after gang members attack police car, court hears

KUALA LUMPUR - The police opened fire, resulting in the death of a man after gang members began attacking an unmarked police car, the Ampang Coroner's Court heard Monday.

Senior investigating officer ASP Jaswent Singh, 45, said one of the men who was shot by the police was wielding a machete in the incident at Tasik Permai Aug 21 last year.

"I saw one man on the ground. He was still alive and he had a machete in his hands. It all happened so fast, in about three to four minutes," he said.

ASP Jaswent Singh was testifying in an inquest into the death of 26-year-old D. Dinesh who was killed in a police shootout.

It was reported that Dinesh, a businessman and an insurance consultant, died from close range gunshot wounds to the head and arm two days after the shooting, which police claim happened after patrolling officers were attacked with a machete. Recalling the ordeal, ASP Jaswent said four unmarked police cars had earlier followed a convoy of cars, believed to be members of a 'Gang KT', after he received a tip off from his source that a gang fight was about to take place in Ampang.

It was said that a 'Gang Negro' had attacked three members of Gang KT and that the latter was retaliating.

The convoy went towards the direction of Jalan Bukit Belacan and made several turns. At the junction entering Flat Seri Bayu, one of the cars made a U-turn.

"We didn't follow the first car, a red Hyundai Sonata, that made the U-turn. We followed the rest of the convoy.

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