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

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Man shot after injuring four police officers with a knife

Kaohsiung City police shot a man in the hand after he cut three police officers and stabbed another, during an attempt to get the man into compulsory treatment for mental illness today, June 8. Four police officers from the Nanzih police precinct accompanied by a psychiatrist from the Health Bureau went to a man’s residence at around 3:00 pm, after it was reported that the man had been suffering psychosis, not taking his medication, and had been frequently going out

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Female passenger dies after police fire at car during drunk-driver chase

Police in Taoyuan City shot at a car, accidentally hitting a woman sitting in the back seat, after the driver rammed a police vehicle, then drove at the officers last night, March 27. Officers from a police station in Bade District were on a routine patrol on Jieshou Road at around 11:40 pm when they spotted a suspected drunk driver, according reports in Liberty Times and United Daily News. The officers signaled the driver, a 48-year-old man named Wu (

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Suspect shot after armed confrontation with police in elementary school parking lot

Students arriving for school at an elementary school in Sanchong District, New Taipei City this morning were escorted to the school gym, while police confronted an armed gangster in a parking lot under the school. Police in Xinzhuang District were conducting a roadside check on a vehicle driven by a suspected drug dealer named Song at around 6:00 am, when the suspect suddenly drove off, ramming a police vehicle and slightly injuring one of the officers. Officers fired three shots

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Suspected bomber shot 3 times and arrested after 12-hour stand-off with police

A Kaohsiung City Police SWAT team officer today shot a suspect three times in a raid to take down a man suspected of planting an explosive device in Tainan City two days ago. At around 1:00pm Thursday, December 12, a suspicious bag, containing around four liters of liquid in two bottles, a quantity of white powder, wires, and a possible detonator or timer, was spotted against a wall of the Kuomintang (KMT/Chinese Nationalist Party) headquarters in Houbi District, Tainan City.

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Police release video to refute drunk driver’s claims of excessive force after shots fired at vehicle

Taipei City Police released video footage of an incident, and held a press conference today, to refute claims made by a man charged with drunk driving that officers had fired shots at him, and had beaten him during the subsequent arrest, after he failed to stop at a police roadside drunk-driving checkpoint. According to reports, Mr Chen, a 41-year-old real estate agent, drove his Mercedes Benz sedan through a police checkpoint on Chang’an East Road in Zhongshan District at around

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Suspect found dead after shootout with police: suspected suicide

A suspect who was cornered after a police chase was found dead in his vehicle after shots were exchanged in Keelung City this morning, November 21. According to reports in Liberty Times and United Daily News, police from Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County proceeded to Keelung City after being informed of the location of a man named Chen, who was wanted on suspicion of drug trafficking and intimidation. At around 11:00am, plain clothes officers driving an unmarked vehicle went to make

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Gunman believed to have killed himself after cops block escape

A man is suspected to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot after a 4 hour chase ended with his car surrounded in Nantou County last night, July 28. At around 6:00pm yesterday, a man driving a white Mercedes Benz SUV pulled up outside a residence in Xinping Street, Taiping District, Taichung City, and fired three shots at the garage door. Police investigating the incident identified the driver of the car as a 32-year-old man named Lai, with previous convictions for

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Two officers slashed, suspect shot in Taipei City

Police officers shot a suspect twice in the legs as he attempted to escape after injuring two officers with a knife in Taipei City last night, July 14. Two police officers, Wen (溫), 32, and Lee (李), 20, were on patrol when they noticed a man behaving suspiciously at the corner of Juguang Road and Zhonghua Road at around 11:30pm. Police approached the suspect and identified him as a 30-year-old wanted man named Shen (沈). As the officers were preparing

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Cop who shot unarmed foreigner dead claims in defense: Couldn’t see blood for dark skin

A police officer who shot a naked, unarmed man dead in Hsinchu County two years ago pleaded in his defense yesterday that he did not notice the first four shots he fired at close range had penetrated the victim, because the man was “dark skinned”. The defendant’s statement in court was greeted by shudders, as the case already tainted by allegations of racism, unfolded in yesterday’s trial. On August 31, 2017, the young police officer, Chen Chung-wen (陳崇文), then 22

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9 shots fired by police in arrest of armed suspect in New Taipei City

Police officers fired nine shots at a suspect’s vehicle, wrested a gun out of the wanted man’s hands, then disarmed him again when he pulled a belt knife and cut an officers arm in Banqiao District, New Taipei City, today, May 5. At around 3:00pm, police officers approached a black BMW sedan illegally parked in Lane 188, Wenhua Road, and recognized a 36-year-old driver as a suspect named Yeh (葉), wanted on drugs charges. Yeh attempted to run the police

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