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Police identify man shot dead, passengers in Shangri-La shooting

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The man shot dead in the incident at Shangri-La Hotel has been identifed by the Singapore Police Force as Mohd Taufik Zahar, a 34-year-old Singaporean. 

In a statement, police said he was wanted for failing to attend court for an offence of criminal intimidation and has drug related antecedents as well as other criminal records.

He was driving the Singapore-registered red Subaru Impreza which was fired at by police after it had sped away from a security checkpoint along Ardmore Park, crashed through concrete barricades and continued to head dangerously towards the secured venue despite repeated warnings to stop.

His two passengers, identified as Mohd Ismail, 31, and Muhd Syahid Mohd Yasin, 26, were arrested. 

Mohd Ismail sustained injuries during the incident and was sent to hospital. 

All three men are Singaporean. 

Police said a bag containing white powdery substances believed to be controlled drugs was found in the car. Substances believed to be controlled drugs and an item believed to be a drug-taking utensil were found on the two men.

Mohd Ismail and Muhd Syahid have drug related antecedents and criminal records. The former is also wanted for drug related offences and for failing to stop at a roadblock. 

They will be charged today (June 1) for a drug trafficking offence under the Misuse of Drugs Act. 

Police said that preliminary investigations into the incident have ruled out links to terrorism. 



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