Cop shot four times while arguing about Italy-Spain match
A policeman is fighting for his life after being shot during a telecast of the Euro 2012 final at a pub in Nusa Bestari, near here.
The 24-year-old constable from Sarawak was rushed to the intensive care unit of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital after being hit by four bullets in his abdomen in the 4 a.m. incident yesterday.
He was said to be in a huff when Italy, the team he was cheering for, was losing the game against Spain.
An argument erupted between him and another football fan, who allegedly tried to stop the young policeman from drawing his pistol to settle the dispute.
In the struggle that ensued, the gun discharged a series of shots that hit the victim.
Shocked customers immediately alerted the police, who arrived minutes later and called paramedics to rush the victim to hospital.
“He is currently in a coma and is being treated at the ICU,” said Nusajaya OCPD Supt Noor Hashim Mohamed, adding that the case has been classified as attempted murder under Section 307 of the Penal Code.
Police have remanded a man, in his 20s, for questioning.