Mainland hands over suspect in restaurant hit

PUBLISHED : Friday, 18 March, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 18 March, 2005, 12:00am

A suspected hit man wanted in connection with the killing of a diner at a Ho Man Tin restaurant last month was handed over to Hong Kong police yesterday after being arrested in Zhuhai.

The Hong Kong man, 37, was escorted hooded and handcuffed by a team of officers to reconstruct the killing in the restaurant in Oi Man Estate's cooked-food market yesterday afternoon.

An identity parade is expected to be held today before officers consider laying a murder charge against the suspect.

Last night, he was being held for questioning in the headquarters of the Kowloon West regional crime unit in Kowloon City.

The man was caught by Zhuhai public security officers on February 18 after Hong Kong police discovered he had fled across the border. The killing happened on February 3. The middle-aged victim, identified as a tourist from the Netherlands, was shot dead at point-blank range, twice in the chest and once below his left armpit.

He was dining with about seven other men, who all fled and are wanted for questioning.

A 36-year-old man has already been charged with conspiracy to murder in relation to the case and another man, 42, has been charged with assisting offenders.



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