A motorist was shot dead after he tried to ram his car into traffic policemen at the Jalan Simpang Tiga-Batu Lintang junction here last night.
In the 7.40pm incident, the man, who was said to be behaving in a suspicious manner, drove at high speed towards the policemen when ordered to stop.
The car hit several vehicles at the traffic lights junction.
Sources said the policemen were forced to open fire when the man tried to run them down.
Sarawak CID chief Lukas Aket confirmed the incident.