Police fire warning shots after drunk driver crashes into café, resists arrest

Taichung City police fired two warning shots before arresting a drunk driver who crashed into a café while attempting to evade a roadside check this morning, May 15. Police on patrol in North District attempted to pull over a driver suspected of being under the influence of alcohol at the intersection of Wuquan Road and Gongyuan Road at 9:10 am. However, the driver refused to stop, and sped away from the police. In the interests of public safety, police did

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2 police “shooting at the tires” incidents leave 3 injured

Police officers discharged firearms in separate incidents in New Taipei City and Taichung City in the last two days, and three people were injured by police bullets. At around 11:00 pm Thursday, March 10, police in Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, attempted to pull over a driver of a silver Mercedes Benz bearing a false license plate. The 22-year-old driver, named Lin, sped up and attempted to escape. A chase ensued for around twenty minutes until the car, containing three

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Police shoot suspect in the leg after raid on underground gunsmith

Police arrested three people during a raid on a gun-making workshop in New Taipei City this morning, and shot one suspect who fled the apartment armed with a pistol. Police Swat team officers broke down the door of an apartment on the fourth floor of a residential building on Fuhe Road in Yonghe District at 7:00 am, December 23, in the pursuit of a suspect believed to be making modified firearms. The 45-year-old man, named Chen had an extensive criminal

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Suspect shot dead in Tainan City SWAT raid

An armed suspect who shot at and injured a Kaohsiung City police officer last week was shot dead during a SWAT team raid on his hotel room in Tainan City this morning, October 31. According to police, the suspect, named Chen, put a pistol to his own temple and pulled the trigger, but the gun jammed. Chen then pulled the pistol’s slider, and pointed the gun at police. Three police officers opened fire, leaving Chen’s body riddled with 16 bullets,

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Police chase ends with suspect shot in Yilan County

Police shot and injured a suspect after he attacked a police officer following a car chase in Yilan County. Yilan County police were on a routine patrol at around 10:00 pm when they spotted a Nissan March bearing a suspected stolen license plate on Huludu Bridge in Yuanshan Township. When the officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver sped up and tried to escape. Police chased the suspect car for more than 10 minutes, and several kilometers, to Jinshan

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Suspect accidentally shot during arrest at freeway rest stop

Miaoli County police fired 7 shots, one of which hit a suspect in the abdomen after the wanted man attempted to ram police at a freeway rest stop this morning, September 27. Police said that the 49-year-old suspect, named Su, was wanted on suspicion of having committed cable thefts in Tongxiao and Sanyi townships. Tongxiao Township police notified their counterparts at the Sanyi police station that Su’s car had been spotted at the Sanyi Cheting Service Area – a freeway

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Suspect shot by cops arrested after night hiding in forest

Police arrested a suspect in Nantou County today after the man had been shot while escaping from a police roadblock yesterday afternoon. Police from Renai Township set up a road block in Wushe yesterday, August 17, to intercept suspected wood poachers in the mountain district. At around 5:40 pm, officers attempted to stop two men in a black sedan, but the driver suddenly reversed his vehicle, attempting to ram the officers, hitting a police car, parked scooters, and a residential

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Female drug suspect dead after police fire at car

One of two females who attempted to escape from a police checkpoint died after an officer fired two shots at the car in Xinzhuang District, New Taipei City yesterday, April 25. Police stopped an Audi SUV driven by a 29-year-old woman named Lin at a roadside checkpoint on Zhonggang East Road at around 10:00 pm. Traveling with Ms Lin was 30-year-old woman, also named Lin, but unrelated. Both women wound down their windows and cooperated with police until, a license

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Gangster dead after shootout with cops in Kaohsiung City

A suspect being investigated for a kidnapping and ransom case was declared dead in hospital after being shot several times during a shootout with police in Kaohsiung City this morning, March 2. Police from Chiayi City Police Department, the Criminal Investigation Bureau, and Kaohsiung City Police Department were investigating a 57-year-old man named Lee, who is suspected of masterminding the kidnapping and ransom of a wealthy businessman in Chiayi City in January. Lee was driving a white BMW SUV near

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One man shot dead, two escape, after cops fire at wanted man’s car in Kaohsiung City

A man was found dead in the back seat of an abandoned car, after police fired 10 shots towards a vehicle that had rammed two police officers during a chase through the streets of Kaohsiung City, yesterday evening, December 30. At around 7:40 pm Wednesday, Deputy Director of the Wujia Police Station, Wu Chien-ming, and Officer Dong Chia-ho, saw a black sedan with three occupants parked illegally at the intersection of Nanguang Street and Jintian Road in Fengshan District. The

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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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