Pinoy ex-con in Malaysia shot after attacking cops
Malaysian police over the weekend shot a Filipino after he allegedly attempted to attack an officer with a meat cleaver and a knife at a parking space in Taman Bukit Setia, Jalan Sepanggar in Sabah.
A report on Daily Express said the Filipino, an illegal immigrant, was released from prison in October after a three-month stint in jail for drug-related charges when he allegedly attacked the officers last Saturday.
City Police Chief ACP M. Chandra was quoted as saying in the report that the Filipino, who was not identified, was asked to step out of his car as police identified his vehicle as the Honda City used in a burglary in Keningau, some two hours away from Taman Bukit Setia, the previous day.
When the Filipino supposedly refused to step out of his vehicle despite several requests, the police were forced to smash the car's window in the driver seat.
The man retaliated by taking a meat cleaver and swinging it at an officer through the smashed window. He was shot below his armpit and ribs.
He tried to attack the police again, this time using a knife, before attempting to escape through the front passenger seat. He was shot at again before he was apprehended.
The Daily Express report, citing Chandra, said the car the Filipino used was reported missing in another house break-in at Taman View KKIP on Thursday and had its original plate number tampered with.
The Filipino is said to be responsible for 13 criminal cases in Taman Bukit Setia and at least one burglary in Keningau between December 2015 and January 2016. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News