Khoo Teck Puat Hospital: 24-Year-Old Man Snatches Police Officer's Gun and Shoots Him

 
 

A police officer was shot in the thumb and foot after a suspect he was escorting got the jump on him.

Following complaints about his chest, the officer brought the suspect into a private room not accessible by the public. After the officer's colleague stepped out, the accused tried to escape. During the struggle, the latter managed to snatch the officer's baton and knocked him to the ground, before obtaining his pistol and discharging three rounds. The suspect, originally arrested for grand theft auto, was subdued after that.

He sustained superficial injuries for his troubles, while the officer remained in stable condition after surgery.

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