Police Identify Man Shot Dead And Two Arrested After Incident At Shangri-La

The Singapore Police Force identified a man shot dead in the incident at the Shangri-la Hotel as Mohamed Taufik Bin Zahar.

The 34-year-old Singaporean was the driver of the car that crashed through barriers near the hotel early on Sunday (May 31) where a high-level security summit is taking place, the Singapore Police Force in a statement early on Monday morning (June 1).

The two passengers in the car who were arrested were identified as Mohamed bin Ismail, 31, and Muhammad Syahid bin Mohamed Yasni, 26, police said. Both are also Singaporeans.

Mohamed bin Ismail sustained injuries during the incident but was conscious when taken to hospital. Substances believed to be controlled drugs and an item, believed to be a drug-taking utensil, were found on the two men who were arrested, police said. They found no weapons were found on the three subjects.

Police said the deceased man was wanted for failing to attend court for an offence of criminal intimidation, involvement in drugs and has other criminal records.

Ismail is also wanted for drug related offences and for failing to stop at a roadblock. Both he and Muhammad Syahid bin Mohamed Yasin have drug related offences and criminal records.


Source: www.straitstimes.com

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