China most wanted fugitive shot dead
Tens of thousands of soldiers were being used to search for the wanted man around the area where he was last seen. One police officer was shot on Sundayas he pursued Zhou.
The case gripped China; the search for the “class A” wanted criminal becoming the top trending subject on Chinese twitter. State TV announced he’d been shot by police officers this morning and showed a gruesome photoof the dead fugitive.Short interviews with people living nearby were broadcast, some telling the reporter that they “feel safe now, with him gone” and “I’m very happy to hear the news”.
Later today State TV is expected to show interviews with the officers who shot Zhou dead and a press conference will be held. The authorities see the end of this manhunt as a triumph for the security forces in a high profile case.
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