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Crime spree ends in shootout

JOHOR BARU (ANN/THE STAR) – Johor police chief Commissioner M Kumar reported an incident where two men – one with a criminal record of nearly 40 offences – were killed in a shootout with police on Friday which occurred at 5.04pm on Jalan Abad.

“Officers from the Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department and the Johor police special investigation unit (D9) were trailing a suspicious white car. When the suspects realised they were being followed, they attempted to flee and opened fire on the police.

“In response, the police returned fire until the situation was secure,” Kumar said in a statement.

After the shootout, police inspected the vehicle and confirmed that both suspects were deceased.

They also found two guns – one on the body of one of the suspects – along with substances believed to be drugs.

Comm Kumar said one of the suspects was a 42-year-old man with a criminal record involving 38 offences, including drug-related crimes.

“The identity of the second suspect has yet to be confirmed as no identification documents were found on him.”

Comm Kumar added that the case is being investigated under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder.

He urged those who have information on the incident to come forward to assist investigations.

“They can reach Johor police through their hotline at 019-2792095 or our command centre at 07-221299.”

The source earlier reported that at least two men on the wanted list were killed during a shootout in Johor Baru.

Social media was abuzz with pictures of the main road along Taman Abad being cordoned off and with a heavy police presence.

Heart-stopping incident: A photo of the shootout scene that has been making its rounds on social media. PHOTO: ANN/THE STAR SOURCE
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