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Police Officer Shot Twice in Guangzhou Shootout [UPDATED]

Posted: 09/17/2014 8:49 am

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A police officer and civilian were injured following a shootout with a suspected drug dealer in a Guangzhou alley near Nantian Road in Haizhu District, reports CCTV.

The suspect, described as a “white powder auntie”, was doing drugs with a group of people when spotted by police. The confrontation between police and the suspects escalated into a gunfight according to an eyewitness.

A civil police officer was shot twice in the abdomen. Another bystander sustained minor injuries. As of 9pm on September 16, Nantian Road was still on lockdown in both directions.

Several SWAT teams and firefighters were seen in the area. Xie Xiaodan, the Guangzhou Deputy Mayor and Chief of Police, is reportedly presiding over the scene.

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UPDATE 3:50 September 17: The standoff between police and the suspect ended when police raided a second-story apartment and shot to death the suspect inside, reports Sina Weibo.

The raid occurred around midnight in which SWAT police officers broke down the door to suspect Wang’s apartment, and shot her.

The civilian that had accompanied a civilian police officer and had been described as sustaining minor injuries is now reported dead.

Another updated piece of information is that police officer Li Yun had sustained three gunshot wounds, and not two as earlier reported. Li is in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery.

Photos: Beijing Youth Report, Sina Guangdong, CCTV, Yangcheng Evening Report

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