Trader shoots Indonesian with shotgun in botched burglary
MALACCA, May 11 — Just six days ago, the Indonesian immigrant illegally entered the country, with hopes of making it big.
It appeared that he was not looking for a decent job. Rather, he was planning to make ends meet via burglary and robbery.
Early today, the man lay helpless outside a trader’s house in Durian Tunggal, nursing a gunshot wound in the left leg after a botched robbery.
Mohd Shamil Fauzi, 27, had fired his shotgun in the direction of the intruder who had earlier flung a metal cutter at him, upon breaking into the premises with two other accomplices.
At about 4am, the two accomplices, who were armed with a machete and knife, confronted the trader who fired again, this time hitting one of them in the abdomen.
The duo, also believed to be Indonesians, then fled from the house in Kampung Pantai Belimbing and escaped in a car, abandoning their accomplice.
Malacca CID chief ACP Raja Shahrom Raja Abdullah said the injured man was arrested and warded at the Melaka Hospital.
He said a passport seized from the suspect indicated he had entered the country six days ago.
He said Mohd Shamil, his wife, the couple’s child, his mother and brother, were all unharmed in the break-in, in which a metal-cutter was used to gain entry via the front door.
“During the robbery, one of the intruders had flung a metal-cutter at Mohd Shamil, injuring him in the forehead. The trader then shot at the man, hitting him in the left leg.
“Later, two of his accomplices threatened Mohd Shamil with a machete and knife, forcing the latter to fire another shot at the duo, injuring one of them in the abdomen,” said Raja Shahrom. — Bernama