A policeman in Johor took his life on Saturday, but not before he killed his wife and father-in-law.
He fatally shot the two using his service revolver, before turning the weapon on himself, reported the New Straits Times.
The man first shot his wife at their home in Labis, Segamat.
Then he took their three-year son with him on an hour's drive to Tangkak, where his father-in-law lived.
He used the same weapon - a .38 revolver - to gun down his father-in-law at his home in Jalan Sialang. He later shot himself.
The policeman died on the spot, while his fatherin- law, who was shot twice in the head, died at Tangkak Hospital.
The dead were identified as Mr Fadzly Omar, his wife, Ms Norakmal Abdul Kadir, 26, a school clerk, and his fatherin-law, Mr Abdul Kadir Md Arif, 65, a businessman. Police rushed to Mr Kadir's house in Tangkak upon receiving a report, before going to the Labis house to find the woman's body sprawled in a pool of blood.
The man is believed to have had handed over his son to a sister-in-law outside the home before going into the living room to confront Mr Kadir. He fired two shots at Mr Kadir before turning the gun on himself.
Meanwhile, Malaysia's The Star reported that in a casual conversation during Hari Raya last month, the policeman had told his brother-in-law Ezam Abdul Kadir, 34, that he was going to shoot someone while pointing to the revolver at his hip.
Mr Ezam had treated it as a joke and never thought his brother-in-law was referring to his father and sister.
"He did say he will shoot someone. I thought he was going to shoot some criminals. I never thought he would actually do such a thing," he told reporters outside the Ledang District Hospital mortuary on Sunday.
Recalling the shooting of his father, Mr Ezam said: "I was in the kitchen when I heard an explosion like firecrackers. I rushed into the living room and saw my father and brother-in-law lying in a pool of blood."
He admitted that of late, relations between the couple were strained because his sister had refused to live in Labis and only spent the weekends with her husband.
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