Suspect shot and wounded after ramming police car

A wanted man driving a stolen car suffered a bullet wound to the head after a police detective fired three shots at his vehicle when he rammed their unmarked police car in Chiayi County last night, August 21.

Detectives from Tainan City Police Department Baihe Precinct located a stolen vehicle driven by the suspect in Shuishang Township, Chiayi County at around 11:00 pm.

According to reports in United Daily News, the four detectives followed the vehicle for some distance until the driver pulled over and stopped. The police then used a blocking maneuver and asked the driver to exit the vehicle for an ID check.

The suspect refused, and rammed the police car. The squad leader, named Lee, in order to protect the safety of personnel and police equipment, fired three shots at the suspect vehicle: one at the left-front tire, one at the left-side door, and one at the window, according to China Times.

The suspect, a 38-year-old man named Fu, having been injured on the left side of his forehead, stopped, and was arrested. Police called an ambulance and reported a gunshot wound. Fu remained conscious and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Mr Fu is under police guard in hospital after having a bullet removed from his skull. According to reports, Fu did not suffer any brain injury, and his injury is not life-threatening.

Fu was already wanted on four charges, including drug offences and burglary. Further charges are expected to be laid after last night’s incident.

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