Saturday, October 25, 2014   

Man shot dead by cop in Lam Tin
(05-05 11:02)

Police have shot and killed a man after he reportedly tried to attack his wife in Lam Tin.
The force says an initial investigation showed that the 21-year-old, who was armed with a retractable knife, first took a security guard hostage at Hong Nga Court where his wife lives.
Several minutes later, he is said to have tried to attack his wife as she came out of a lift in her building.
Officers had already been called and had arrived when the man reportedly began arguing with his wife.
Senior Superintendent Eugene Yue from the Kowloon East regional crime unit said two officers fired three shots at the man.
He was certified dead at the scene. Police said nobody else was injured.
Yue said it was not yet clear where exactly the shots had hit the man.
When asked if it was necessary to fire three shots, he said that was something to be determined during an investigation into the incident.
He stressed that the force has very strict rules on the use of firearms.
He added that CCTV footage from the building's lobby was being retrieved to aid the investigation. --RTHK   
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