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Nicholas Cheng
Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

Malaysia

Cop fires warning shot at bystanders

The Star/ANN | Nicholas Cheng | Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR - An anti-crime officer, angry that his unruly behaviour and that of his friends had drawn attention outside a club in Jalan Ampang here, pointed a gun at bystanders and fired a shot in the air.

The 31-year-old constable was later arrested at his station and has been remanded for three days.

A police source said the constable, working with the crime prevention division of a district police headquarters in Selangor, had admitted he was drunk during the 5.45am incident on Sunday.

"The bullet has been taken for ballistics purposes," the source added.

The police source said a university student had lodged a report that five men and a woman - all allegedly drunk - were making a din and assaulting each other outside the club, near a Bank Simpanan Nasional branch.

One of the men in the group suddenly turned to the 19-year-old student and scolded him for watching them.

The man demanded an apology but the student ignored him.

The youth, who were with his own friends, fled when the angry mob started to chase them.

"He (the student) claimed one of the drunk men then went into a parked Toyota Vios, grabbed a gun and pointed it at the student and other people who were there.

"The man then fired a shot in the air."

"The group then left in two cars - the Vios and an orange MyVi," the police source said.

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