Taibe police officers on patrol in the Triangle village of Tira shot and
killed a man who pointed an Uzi submachine gun at them while they were
trying to arrest him and an accomplice late on Saturday night.
subdistrict police said that the two officers saw a pair of masked men
walking around while they were on patrol, and gave pursuit on foot. As
they were apprehending one of the men, the other turned and pointed the
Uzi at police, officers said, forcing them to open fire. The man was
evacuated in serious condition by an ambulance, and soon died.
suspect holding the Uzi turned toward police and pointed the gun at
them. The officer, who felt a real threat to his life, fired at the
suspect and hit him,” Sharon subdistrict police said on Sunday.
forensic exam of the Uzi showed that there was a bullet in the chamber
when the suspect, Nasser Abdel-Kader, pointed it at police, police said.