Investigators are looking into a case from Friday night in which Shanghai cops shot dead a blade-wielding man near a residential complex, Shanghai Daily reports.
Police said the 28-year-old man, armed with two bayonets, was ‘lashing out at cars’ outside the complex at Jianhe Road and Quankou Road in Changning district around midnight. He was reportedly threatening residents at the complex.
When officers arrived and told him to stop, he threw another knife towards police and was shot. He was transported to the hospital, where he died.
Shanghai police began carrying revolvers on patrol for the first time on April 20 as part of a security campaign aiming to improve police response to violent crimes.
In May, an officer shot a driver who resisted arrest and tried forcing his way through a roadblock in Shanghai’s Fengxian district, making these the first shots fired since officers began carrying guns. The driver, who was hospitalized after being shot in the shoulder, along with two other suspects involved were recently sentenced to 28 months in prison.
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