Police officer shot: arrests suspect before going to hospital

A police officer was shot in the leg by a suspect, but made sure the shooter was handcuffed and arrested before he sought medical attention in New Taipei City last night, March 28.

A group of seven police detectives from Tamsui Police Precinct went to Linkou District to arrest a 42-year-old man, named Chen, wanted on suspicion of fraud. When the officers approached Chen in the basement carpark of a residential community on Wenhua Road at around 8:30 pm, Chen attempted to resist arrest, drew a pistol, and shot at the police officers.

An officer named Lee was shot in the lower leg. However, Lee and the other police officers persisted in restraining Chen and making the arrest before sending Lee to Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.

Police seized a modified handgun and several bullets from Chen’s person. A further search uncovered an assault rifle, a modified Uzi submachine gun, and a modified pistol in Chen’s car. A search of Chen’s home uncovered hundreds of bullets and equipment for making and modifying firearms.

sniper rifle and uzi found in car
Sniper rifle and submachine gun found in car.
New Taipei City Police Commissioner Huang Tsung-jen visits injured police officer in the hospital
New Taipei City Police Commissioner Huang Tsung-jen visits injured police officer at Linkou Chang Gung Hospital. Picture New Taipei City Police Department.
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