Police shoot dead China's most dangerous man: Xinhua
BEIJING(AFP) - Police on Tuesday shot dead an armed robber known as China's most dangerous man and suspected of killing nine people, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Zhou Kehua, 42, spent eight years on the run before being shot dead in the south-western megacity of Chongqing early on Tuesday after a high-profile police manhunt, Xinhua said.
His death ends a huge search that began when Zhou reportedly shot and killed a woman outside a bank in Chongqing on Friday morning, injuring another two people, before killing a police officer later that day.
Police in the city and two neighbouring provinces were ordered to cancel all leave to take part in the hunt for Zhou, and authorities offered a 500,000 yuan (S$98,200) reward for information leading to his capture.