Cop found dead with gunshot wound at Bintulu police headquarters

Medical personnel inspecting the body upon arrival at the scene.

By Brad Rantayy

BINTULU, June 19: A mobile police vehicle (MPV) personnel with the rank of lance corporal was found dead shortly after midnight today with a gunshot wound under his chin.

Bintulu police chief Supt Zulkipli Suhaili, when contacted, said the man, 48, died at the entrance of the Bintulu police headquarters’ firearms unit from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot to his face.

“The incident occurred at 12.05am today (June 19),” said Zulkipli.

“Our investigation revealed that the deceased had shot himself with his Heckler & Koch Maschinenpistole 5 (HKMP5).”

Before the incident, the deceased went to collect his gun as he was slated for the morning shift, from 12am to 8am.

His body has been taken to Bintulu Hospital for a post-mortem, and the case has been classified as sudden death. — DayakDaily