Two shot raiders lawfully killed
TWO men shot by police after a Tsim Sha Tsui bank robbery suffered ''death by lawful killing'' a Coroner's Court ruled yesterday.
Tony Chan and Wong Shing died of gunshot wounds on September 9 of last year.
The police had reported that the identity of the two men could not be determined at the time of the deaths.
The jury heard that a Hong Kong identity card belonging to a man named Chu Chi-kwong had been found in one of the men's pockets.
Police traced it to a Macau man who said he had given the card to a man named Tony Chan because he owed Chan money.
A telephone number in the dead man's possession was traced to a woman who knew Tony Chan. She later identified the deceased as Tony Chan.
Wong Shing had lived just long enough to tell police his name and that he was an illegal immigrant from China.
Police used MTR cards among the dead men's belongings to trace their movements and identify their Shamshuipo hideout.
Both men's fingerprints were found there.
The jury returned a verdict that Tony Chan and Wong Shing were the correct names of the deceased. Both men were judged to be about 30 years old.