KUALA LUMPUR - Police shot dead a robbery suspect and injured another, while a third suspect managed to flee during a robbery in Brickfields here.
During the 4.30am incident yesterday, three men broke into a house and tied up a 60-year-old manager, his wife and their daughter in an attempt to rob them.
City police deputy CID chief Asst Comm Khairi Ahrasa said the three suspects did not realise that the manager's son, in his 20s, was also in the three-storey house.
"The son managed to call our operations room at about 4.50am to inform us that they were being robbed and the suspects were still in the house," he said at the scene.
A police response team reached the scene at 4.52am, where an officer saw a suspect forcing one of the victims at gunpoint to open the auto-gate of the house before escorting him back to the house.
The suspects opened fire at the police after they spotted one of the policeman and the team of four police officers returned fire.
ACP Khairi said the four officers managed to shoot two suspects, who collapsed on either side of a black BMW, which was driven by the suspects.
The two injured suspects were sent to University Malaya Medical Centre. One of the suspects, aged 20, was declared dead at the hospital after being shot in the head while the second suspect, aged 33, is in critical condition.
"We are still looking for one more suspect who managed to flee with some cash and jewellery belonging to the victims," he said, adding that the injured suspect had seven previous criminal records involving drugs and theft.