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Police arrest one of two suspects in Kepong shootout

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested one of two suspects involved in a shootout in Kepong on Tuesday, which went viral.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said a 40-year-old unemployed man was arrested in Jinjang the next day.

Police are still tracking down the second suspect to facilitate investigations.

Shuhaily said preliminary checks showed the suspects are on the police watch list for several break-ins and investigations are ongoing.

"We have obtained a four-day remand for the suspect until Aug 14."

Shuhaily said police have obtained the identity of the second suspect and its just a matter of time before an arrest is made.

A video of police shooting at a Proton Wira car went viral on social media. It showed two men speeding off in the vehicle after being told to stop.

A high-speed chase ensued from the Segambut bypass through Taman Pusat Kepong, and only slowed down due to traffic near Laman Rimbunan, Jalan Kepong.

Police were forced to fire at the tyres of the Proton Wira. Nine shots were fired but the suspects were not deterred.

A policeman was also injured in the 7.45am incident after the suspects reversed into him in their bid to get away.

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