Police in New Taipei City are searching for a suspect believed to have shot a man dead at his home in Hsintien District this morning, Monday, November 22.
A 45-year-old man, named Ho, was found laying in a pool of blood on the stairs in the front yard of his house at around 8:00 am. Ho was rushed to hospital but declared dead at 9:29 am. Ho had been shot twice, with one bullet wound to the head, and one to the neck.
Police investigators found four spent bullet shells at the scene of the incident.
According to security monitor footage, a man wearing a hoodie, baseball cap, and surgical mask, was seen parking a Toyota Altis around 30 meters from Ho’s home at around 6:30 am.
Ho, who is married and has two daughters, left his home to take his eldest daughter to junior high school shortly after 7:00 am. The suspected gunman waited until Ho returned home alone, and followed Ho as he entered the front gate.
Four shots rang out before the suspect was seen jog-trotting back to his vehicle.
A neighbor, alerted by the gunshots, found Ho and called 119 to report the incident.
Ho had a criminal history involving production of illicit drugs. While Ho was currently engaged in the coffee business, police have not ruled out the possibility that the killing is drug-related.
Police have already identified the owner of the vehicle used by the suspected shooter, and called her in for questioning. The 33-year-old woman, named Lin, has admitted that she knows the suspect, and lent him the car a few days ago.
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