A convenience store worker at a petrol station in Kuala Lumpur put his life on the line when he ambushed a gunman who was allegedly holding his colleagues at gunpoint.
According to a report by The Star Online, the gunman reportedly entered the convenience store on Sunday evening and demanded for cash from two workers.
Tareem Islah Taraz, who was at the petrol pump area, quickly rushed inside the store and reportedly tried to ambush the suspect from the back.
During a scuffle, the suspect fired three shots, one of which hit the 23-year-old Tareem on the left side of his waist.
“I tried to tackle him from behind but I was shot at while trying to do so.
“The pain was excruciating but I knew I had to do something before my friends and customers were harmed.
“I did what I thought was the right thing to do,” Tareem was quoted by the news portal as saying.
Wangsa Maju OCPD Supt Mohamad Roy Suhaimi Sarif told The Star that the police have arrested the suspect, a 32-year-old unemployed man, not too long after the incident.
“He fractured his left leg during the scuffle and is now warded at HKL,” Supt Mohamad Roy was quoted a saying.
When questioned, the suspect claimed that he borrowed the gun from a friend.
“That led us to the arrest of another 32-year-old man near a 24-hour convenience shop in Setapak that same night,” Supt Mohammad Roy was further quoted as saying.