Police shot a suspect dead on a street in Tainan City this morning, after the wanted man attempted to escape in his car, dragging an officer who attempted to take his keys more than 15 meters.
Police ambushed the man named Weng, as he finished breakfast at a restaurant on Hsimen Road at around 9:00am this morning. Weng, who was wanted on multiple charges including burglary and drugs offences, fled to his car and hit the ignition. A second man was also in the car.
A police officer named Liu prevented Weng from closing the car door, and attempted to pull the keys out of the ignition, but Weng accelerated away, dragging the police officer around 15 meters before hitting a traffic island. Two other officers attempted to smash the windows of the car, finally firing 6 shots at the vehicle.
Weng was hit in the chest and lost vital signs at the scene. Paramedics administered CPR and rushed the suspect to hospital, but he was later declared dead.
Three officers were treated in hospital and two remain hospitalized under observation. Liu, who was dragged, is reported to have suffered concussion, while the other two were wounded by glass fragments.
The second, unknown man, who was in the car with Weng, fled the scene and has not been found.
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