Monday, 2 September 2013

Ex-RMAF man gunned down at close range by suspect in full-faced helmet

A former Royal Malaysian Air Force’s air traffic controller was shot dead at close range in Taman Rishah here.

S. Jambu Keshan, 39, had just got out of his Perodua Kancil to go to his father’s restaurant near Jalan Raja Perempuan Mazwin when he was shot at about 7.15am yesterday.

Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Sum Chang Keong said a silver Toyota Vios pulled up near Jambu’s car and a man, wearing a full-faced helmet, alighted from it and fired three shots.

“The suspect returned to the car driven by an accomplice and sped off,” he told reporters.

Police found a bullet and three spent shells at the scene.

ACP Sum said a member of Jambu’s family drove him to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital but he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Jambu’s rank was that of Laskar Udara Kanan (Leading Aircraftman) before he left the RMAF five years ago.

Asked whether it was a gangland-related killing, ACP Sum said police had not determined the motive yet.

He said police were still gathering information and urged witnesses, who could help in the investigations, to come forward.

At the hospital mortuary, Jambu’s brother Ashok Kumar, 28, said he was shocked by the shooting.

The factory worker, who was himself admitted to the same hospital following an accident recently, headed to the mortuary but was not allowed to see the body.

Describing him as “a good man and a good brother”, he said Jambu was the eldest of four siblings.


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