Spurned lover opens fire

KAJANG - Angry at being jilted, an auxiliary policeman from Bandar Baru Bangi went to confront his former girlfriend with a pistol.

After failing to get into her Taman Megah house in Sungai Jelok, he shot her brother in the shoulder before fleeing on his motorcycle.

Yesterday's drama had its beginning on Wednesday when 26-year-old factory worker Josephine Tholilali Tholan broke up with the man on the advice of her family.

"We had known each other for about a year and were planning to get engaged.

"However, my family asked me to leave him because he drank a lot and had a bad temper," she said.

"Since I stopped seeing him, he had been coming to my house every day. On Sunday, he called me up at about 10pm and threatened to kill me. On Monday, he came to the house at about 8.30am."

Josephine said the man fired three shots in the air and demanded to be let into the compound.

She and her 16-month-old nephew were on the upper floor while the other six family members were downstairs.

He then climbed over the front gate and shattered the front window glass using the gun.

The man tried to enter through the grilled window but the space was too narrow for him to pass through, Josephine said.

He fired twice from outside the window.

The second shot hit her 25-year-old brother Solomon in the left shoulder.

The man fired a shot at Solomon's white MyVi before speeding off on his motorcycle.

Solomon was sent to the Kajang Hospital and admitted to the intensive care unit. He was reported to be in stable condition.

Josephine, who was still a state of shock, said: "If I had been downstairs, I would have been the one shot."

Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the suspect, a 27-year-old auxiliary policeman from Bandar Baru Bangi station, was detained three hours after the incident.

He said the man was spotted on his motorcycle in Jalan Cempaka Putih at about 11.30am.

"We will investigate further into the suspect's background and his motive," he said.

Khalid said police would take action against police bad hats, regardless of whether they were in the regular or auxiliary force.

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