malaymail.com 02 May, 2021 11:45 am

Theft suspect shot dead in police raid in Semporna

SEMPORNA, May 2 — An undocumented migrant actively involved in housebreaking and theft in Semporna, was shot dead by the police at a stilt house in Kampung Panji Laut on Friday (April 30). The male suspect, known as Jamalsalih Kaldo, 40, from the Philippines, who is believed to be involved in...

Semporna police chief Supt Mohd Farhan Lee Abdullah said the incident occurred when a team from the Semporna Police Criminal Investigation Division led by Insp Azwan Asis entered a room in the house, and the suspect suddenly leaped out brandishing a machete at the police.Mohd Farhan said the suspect, who is also a drug addict, was believed to be operating solo, and used a machete when breaking into a house to steal items such as cash and gold.“Police fired four shots as the suspect acted aggressively.“In the 2013 incident, the suspect also swung a machete at the police, before the police fired two shots at his leg,” he said.

He said the suspect had four criminal records, among them, in 2013, when he was jailed for a year and deported to his country of origin after being found guilty of an offence under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder.The male suspect, known as Jamalsalih Kaldo, 40, from the Philippines, who is believed to be involved in nine burglary and theft cases worth about RM80,000 here, was shot during a raid at 9.

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