30th November 2022 – (Hong Kong) On 11th November, 2019, a police officer shot and wounded protester in Sai Wan Ho. Two male student Patrick Chow and another male student, Woo Tsz Kin, were shot and charged with attempted robbery and obstruction of office. Chow was suspected of trying to escape after being shot, and was also charged with attempting to escape from legal custody. They were found guilty of all charges after interrogation and were sentenced in the District Court today (30th).
The judge pointed out that the two defendants openly challenged the power of the police and acted lawlessly. Their attempt to snatch guns from uniformed police officers was an added factor for punishment. However, Chow’s gunshot wound was self-inflicted, not the reason for pleading, and the two defendants were sentenced to 6 years in prison. Both of them will serve their term concurrently.