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Shootout with Shah Alam police ends in death of “Geng Mamak” member

SHAH ALAM: Police here shot dead a “Geng Mamak” member during an exchange of gunfire at Jalan Bukit Cerakah this morning. The incident took place at 4.05am when the 53-year-old man, who is high on police’s wanted list, tried to flee from police inspection.

Selangor police chief Datuk Seri Abdul Samah Mat said a police team on a crime prevention round in the Setia Alam area had earlier noticed the suspect acting suspiciously inside a black Naza Citra.

“When the team from the Selangor police headquarters’ Serious Crime Division (D9) unit ordered the suspect to stop his vehicle for checks, he sped off and tried to outrun the policemen.

“(As he sped off, he rammed a) police car, before the Citra he was driving skidded and crashed at Jalan Bukit Cerakah.

“However, instead of surrendering, the suspect exited his vehicle, and while trying to flee on foot, fired several shots towards the police.

“The team then returned fire and killed him on the spot,” Abdul Samah told a press conference at the state police headquarters here this morning.

Abdul Samah said initial checks found that three of the shots fired from the suspect’s Browning semi-automatic pistol hit a police car.

Police seized the pistol, which had three live 9mm bullets in its magazine. Abdul Samah said checks later revealed that the man was a member of the notorious “Geng Mamak”, and had a long rapsheet of 26 cases in his criminal record.

The suspect was also on the police’s wanted list for three house break-in cases.

“From our investigation, the suspect and other members of the gang were active in robbing victims who withdrew cash from banks,” he added.

-New Straits Times

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