KUANTAN: The three policemen allegedly involved in yesterday's shooting of a grocery shop owner here will be brought to the magistrate's court on Monday to be remanded.
A source revealed this in regards to the incident where the three corporals were purportedly involved in an incident where Leong Tien Fook was shot in the neck during a robbery at his home at Kampung Jaya Gading here, at 6am on Saturday.
He said the police are seeking to remand the trio to facilitate investigation under Section 8 (a) of the Arms Act 1960 over the shooting, which left the 55-year-old victim comatose and still warded at Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA).
"We have not managed to record a statement from the victim because he has not regained consciousness. He is being warded in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of HTAA," he said on Sunday.
The source said that the police have recorded a statement from the victim's 50-year-old wife, who witnessed the shooting.
He also revealed that with the three policemen's arrest on the day of the incident, the police have seized a pistol, four bullets, and 12 cartons of cigarettes.
Meanwhile, district police chief Assistant Commissioner Abdul Aziz Salleh said the police would hold a press conference regarding the matter soon.
"I do not wish to comment further at the moment. We will hold a press conference in the near future," he said when contacted.
In the incident yesterday, Leong sustained serious injury when shot once in the neck by one of three policemen – two attached to the district police headquarters and the other with the Pahang Contingent Police Headquarters.
When the injured victim slid to the floor, the three suspects, aged between 25 and 30, fled the scene in a grey Perodua Axia.
However between 8am and 9am on the same day, two of the policemen were picked up at Jalan Kuantan-Pintasan Pelabuhan near Bukit Rangin, while the other was nabbed in Kuantan town.