Angkot Thief Killed By Police in East Jakarta Chase
East Jakarta Police fatally shot a man in Duren Sawit as he reportedly attempted to flee the scene in a stolen public minivan Monday night, police said.
Gugun Armadi, 32, allegedly stabbed the driver of the angkot (public minivan) in the stomach and stole the vehicle. He knocked into five motorbikes as he attempted to flee, warning nearby police in the process, East Jakarta Police spokesman Comr. Didik Haryadi said.
The officers gave chase, eventually cornering the man. They allegedly told Gugun to surrender. When he attempted to attack police with a knife the officers opened fire.
“[The] officers decided to take firm action,” Didik said. “They fired warning shots, which were ignored by the perpetrator, so they took aim and shot him.”
Gugun died on the way to a nearby hospital, he said.