A machete-wielding man was shot dead while trying to attack three police personnel at Taman Muhibbah, Kajang on Friday afternoon.
In the incident at about 2.51pm, the suspect, 34, was pronounced dead while receiving treatment at the Kajang Hospital about four hours later.
Kajang OCPD ACP Othman Nanyan said the deceased had earlier attacked two men in the area before lay public alerted the police.
Three policemen were immediately deployed to the location and to his house.
“As soon as they arrived at the suspect’s house and introduced themselves, the man suddenly punched one of them,” Othman told Bernama.
He said the suspect then ran back into the house and came out again with a machete before running towards the policemen.
Even when he was ordered to surrender, the suspect kept running towards the police and was subsequently shot by the police in self-defence.
In a separate case, a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) staff was detained by police for allegedly abusing his wife.
The 37-year-old suspect was nabbed at 8pm in Batu Berendam, Malacca on Friday night.
Johor police chief Commissioner Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said the suspect, who worked at the Segamat MACC, was found to have been absent from work.
Police record revealed that the suspect had a narcotics case in Muar last year.
Wan Ahmad said two police reports had been lodged against the suspect, who was being investigated under Sections 323 of the Penal Code and Section 18 of the Domestic Violence Act 2005 for deliberately causing hurt.
The case is also being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.
The police reports were apparently lodged after a Facebook posting about a woman been a victim of domestic abuse and violence by her husband, a MACC personnel had gone viral.