Gunfight in Rush Hour Traffic

Cover Picture: United Daily News

Police shot a man in Chung-ho District of New Taipei City this morning, after he fired two shots at the officers.

Police were carrying out a check on a car that had broken down, and was blocking traffic. After asking the driver to show his ID and drivers’ license, the man pulled a gun on them and fired. One police officer was wounded when a bullet grazed his left hand.

The other policeman returned fire, hitting the suspect in the abdomen.

The suspect is a 47 year-old man surnamed Chiang.

Update: November 17. The suspect Chiang died in hospital yesterday at around 11:00pm.

A suspect on the ground after being shot in the abdomen
A 47 year-old man was shot by police after firing two shots during a routine check. Photo: Liberty Times Network
A police officers injured hand after being shot by a suspect in New Taipei City
A police officer shows his injured hand after being grazed by a bullet fired by a suspect in New Taipei City.
A man draws a gun on police officers after being asked for ID
A screen capture from police video shows the moment a man draws a gun on police officers during a routine check. Photo: Liberty Times Network
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