Couldn't the cops just shoot him in the leg to incapacitate him.
Youth who turned his knife on cops shot dead
Sunday November 15, 2009
ARAU: A youth walked into a police station brandishing a vegetable knife and declared that he was going to kill a friend.
Policemen, although taken aback, took no chances — two of them tailed Muhammad Taufik Noorzan on foot as he walked 2km to his village in Guar Sanji near here.
Upon reaching the village, the 21-year-old immediately started shouting that he would kill villagers and anyone that passed his way.
By then, more policemen had arrived and they spent the next 90 minutes trying to persuade the very agitated Muhammad Taufik to calm down and surrender his knife.
However, he became even more aggressive and caused a commotion when he started to chase villagers with the knife in his hand.
A policeman fired a shot into the air to try to stop Muhammad Taufik but he then turned his attention on the law enforcers.
One of the policemen then opened fire on the youth, hitting him in the chest....
Read report on http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/11/15/nation/5116295&sec=nation