Findings from the investigation on the shooting that occurred at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital will help the authorities determine the kind of “correction” that will need to be taken to mitigate against a future occurrence, Second Minister for Home Affairs Masagos Zulkifli said on Monday (Jun 22).
“Right now it’s still before the courts and we still have to do our investigation. The findings from this investigation will help us diagnose what the problems are, and what kind of corrections we may need to make in future,” Mr Masagos said at a HomeTeamNS event.
On Saturday, a 23-year-old Singaporean man, who was under arrest for vehicle theft, was escorted to the hospital to seek medical attention after complaining of chest pains.
While inside a private hospital room, the suspect attempted to escape and struggled with the officer. During the struggle shots were fired, with the officer wounded on his left hand and right foot.
The man was brought under control and remains in police custody, and could face the death penalty under the Arms Offences Act for the unlawful discharge of firearms.
A Khoo Teck Puat Hospital spokesman said the police officer needed immediate microsurgery on his hand and a hand surgeon was immediately available at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.