Hunt for man who shot policemen

An officer investigating at the scene of the shooting. (Inset) A photofit of the man who shot the two cops.

KUALA LUMPUR - Police are on the hunt for a man who shot two policemen in Pandan Indah near here.

Selangor deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar said the man is believed to be in his 30s.

DCP Abdul Rahim also released a photofit of the man who sports a tattoo of a tiger on his back.

In the incident, two policemen - Lance Corporal Lional Richard Jr, 26, and Constable Zul Fazli Atlahi, 28 - were shot three times by the man, who was with another person, believed to be his accomplice.

The incident happened at around 10.30am yesterday in Jalan Lembah Maju 1/16, Pandan Indah while the policemen were patrolling the area.

They spotted the two men on a motorcycle behaving suspiciously and stopped them. While they questioned one of them, the other tried to flee.

They gave chase and managed to grab the fleeing suspect's shirt, revealing the tattoo of the tiger on his back.

The suspect initially tried to hit the policemen with his helmet, but when he missed, he drew a gun and shot them three times, hitting Lional on his abdomen and Zul Fazli on the lower part of his abdomen.

Both are in stable condition at the Ampang Hospital.

DCP Abdul Rahim said the police believed the two men were looking for victims to rob as the area was crowded with people.

Checks revealed that the motorcycle used by the suspects was reported stolen in Setapak last year.

Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the police were confident of detaining the man soon.

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