Kaohsiung Police Fire 16 Shots: Arrest Armed Suspect

Sixteen shots were fired when a suspect about to be arrested pulled a pistol out of his backpack. The suspect was shot in the right arm, while an innocent bystander was hit by a stray bullet. At around 11:50am, police swooped on a residence in Qieding District of Kaohsiung City to arrest a 51 year-old man named Shang. Shang, who had a history of firearms and organized crime related offenses, including shootings, had been wanted by police for a long

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3 Police Officers Injured: Suspect Shot Dead in Tainan City

Police shot a suspect dead on a street in Tainan City this morning, after the wanted man attempted to escape in his car, dragging an officer who attempted to take his keys more than 15 meters. Police ambushed the man named Weng, as he finished breakfast at a restaurant on Hsimen Road at around 9:00am this morning. Weng, who was wanted on multiple charges including burglary and drugs offences, fled to his car and hit the ignition. A second man

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Police Shoot Suspect Dead in Kaohsiung City

Police opened fire on an armed suspect in Kaohsiung City this morning after the man allegedly aimed his gun at an officer and pulled the trigger. According to media reports, the gun jammed, and officers returned fire. One bullet hit the suspect who later died in hospital. United Daily News reported that police from the Public Safety Corps of the Kaohsiung City Police Department approached a suspicious car at around 3:30am in Sanmin District, and ordered the 3 male occupants

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Cop Who Shot Suspect Dead Exonerated

A police officer who shot a suspect dead in Wanhua District 5 years ago was acquitted after a court hearing in Taipei today. Taipei City Police Commissioner Chen Jia-Chang went to the Wanhua Police Bureau to congratulate the officer, and speaking to the media, Mr Chen thanked the judges for standing up for the benefit of society and making a decision fair to all parties. August 13, 2013, a suspected thief named Lee was stopped by police in Zhonghe District,

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Cops Petitioned Over Shooting of Vietnamese Man

Taiwan International Worker’s Alliance (TIWA) members gathered outside the National Police Agency this morning to protest the killing of a Vietnamese man in Hsinchu August 31. The protestors handed over a petition calling for the release of video evidence of the shooting, and demanding a thorough investigation and report. The 27 year-old Vietnamese man named Nguyen was shot 9 times by police officers after a member of the public reported that a naked man was seen damaging a vehicle and

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