KUALA LUMPUR: A gang of car thieves planning a fight mistook a group of policemen for their rivals and attacked them.
A gang member died in a subsequent fight with their rivals while two others suffered serious injuries after they were rammed by a car during the incident near Taman Intan Baiduri in Kepong at 3am yesterday.
The policemen had been sent to patrol the area in an unmarked car after authorities received a tip-off that the gangs were planning a fight.
City CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah said members from one gang laying an ambush mistook the unmarked car as that belonging to their rivals.
“The gang chased after the policemen in their two Proton Wiras until they reached a residential area.
“Three gang members then got out of their car and tried to attack the policemen with samurai swords and a pistol.
“The policemen were forced to defend themselves by opening fire at the men, but they missed,” Ku said.
He said the gang members were running away after realising that they had ambushed the wrong “gang” when a Perodua Kancil, believed to be driven by a member of the rival group, rammed into them some 200m from the scene of the gunfight.
Ku said another confrontation took place between the gangs, leading to one of the men from the first group being killed after he was hit in the head with a hard object.
“We arrested six people from both gangs.
“An ambulance later rushed the two men rammed by the car to Selayang Hospital,” he said adding that one suspect managed to escape with a samurai sword and gun.
Police also seized a metal rod, knife and a fake gun.
The six have been remanded for a murder investigation. - theStarOnline