Why shoot him?
Lai Wai Shun
This news is about a vagrant attacked a police with a wooden chair in Ma Tau Wai Service Reservoir Playground at 2 Sheung Wo Street, near Mau Sun Chuen Pumping Station, just opposite Lok Man Sun Chuen in Ho Man Tin. Why the man attacked the police? It is because the police have a nuisance complaint to the man, who had been sleeping rough on a hillside in Ho Man Tin.
After the case, police chiefs explained the case to the public. He said that the police tried to check the man’s identity but the man did not want that then he lashed out with his fists and then with the chair. Then the police wanted to use the pepper spray and the baton to stop the man but he couldn’t. So he drew his revolver after warning and fired two shots, one of which hit the man’s head.
Finally, the man died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital at 6:43pm – six hours after he was shot. And the police couldn’t find the ID card or any document on him.
In my opinion, I think the man did not the right of abode in Hong Kong that was the reason why he attacked the police who wanted to check his identity. And I think that the police did not need to kill the man since the man just used the wooden chair, and the police already used the pepper spray and the baton. So he should not use the gun then the man would not die.