Thursday, 28 November 2013

Father fatally shoots son, mistaken as intruder

Father fatally shoots son, mistaken as intruder

KUALA LUMPUR:  A food seller fatally shot his son who he mistook as an intruder trying to rob his household in an incident in Kampung Baru Balakong, on Wednesday.

Kajang district police chief, ACP Ab Rashid Ab Wahab said in the 10.16pm incident, the 76-year-old trader heard cries for help from his Myanmar worker staying in a hut behind his house.

He said the elderly man woke up his 51-year-old son and immediately reached for a semi-automatic gun to use against the intruder and both went outside to head for the worker's hut.

"In the darkness, the son who was armed with a parang had dashed forward towards the hut without the father realising it. The father then fired three shots, thinking that the figure he saw in the darkness was the intruder.

"One of the three shots hit his son on the head and the victim died at the scene," he told a news conference at the district police headquarters Thursday.

Ab Rashid said the trader was detained to assist police in the investigation but was released on police bail today.

The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.


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