Policeman arrested over special branch officer’s shooting

The Police forensics unit investigating the scene where the body was found.

PETALING JAYA - A 33-year-old policeman has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Special Branch officer Tuesday evening.

The suspect was detained around 11.30pm Tuesday at the Travers police station.

Acting City CID chief Asst Comm Khairi Ahrasa said the man was detained as soon as he reported for duty at the police station.

"He was picked up to assist in the investigations.

"We are still investigating the motive behind the brutal murder," he said when contacted Wednesday.

In a separate event, City police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said police were currently in the process of obtaining remand for the for the arrested officer.

"We also seized his pistol and several documents," he told reporters after a Crime Prevention Club Notice Board handing over ceremony at SMK Wangsa Melawati.

When asked about the motorcycle that was found near the victim, SDCP Mohmad said it belonged to the victim's friend.

"According to records it belongs to his friend," he said declining to comment whether it belonged to the officer who was arrested.

He added that the victim was not carrying a firearm during the incident.

It was reported that a 37-year-old Special Branch officer was found dead at Jalan Seremban, Federal Hill here at about 4.30pm on Tuesday.

Police recovered two 9mm bullet casings where the body was found.

The man was found with two bullet wounds in the head. A motorcycle was parked 1.5 metres away from where the body was lying.

It was reported that a 37-year-old Special Branch officer was found dead at Jalan Seremban, Federal Hill here at about 4.30pm on Tuesday.

The man was found with two bullet wounds in the head.

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