Date
18 August 2018
Police arrest a 24-year-old man who smashed the windshield of a heavy goods vehicle in Tuen Mun on Tuesday night. Photo: HKEJ/TVB News
Police arrest a 24-year-old man who smashed the windshield of a heavy goods vehicle in Tuen Mun on Tuesday night. Photo: HKEJ/TVB News

Wounded man arrested after police fire at car in Tuen Mun

Police arrested a 24-year-old man after he suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in an earlier encounter with an anti-triad squad in Tuen Mun.

On Tuesday night, officers from the Tuen Mun police district were staking out an area near Lai Bo Building, a private residential estate in Tsing Hoi Circuit, following several vandalism incidents targeting heavy goods vehicles, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

At around 9:15 p.m., police saw a man smashing the windshield of a truck with a brick. When they tried to arrest the man, along with his companion, they resisted arrest and struggled with the officers. The two men then rushed to a private car and fled.

The officers tried to intercept the car, which then accelerated and tried to run them down.

A police sergeant fired two shots at the car but failed to stop it. 

Later, investigators learned that a man had sought medical treatment at Pok Oi Hospital for a leg injury, which turned out to be a gunshot wound.

They arrested him after suspecting that he was the same man who had fled Tsing Hoi Circuit and tried to run them down.

He was charged with criminal damage, furious driving and assaulting police officers.

The car used by the suspects was later found parked on Shan Ha Road in Yuen Long. Police seized two imitation firearms from the vehicle.

According to a source, the police stakeout was prompted by a report from a vegetable distributor whose trucks had been vandalized several times following a dispute with some triad members.

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