Taxi driver murder suspect to be charged at Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Courts tomorrow


15th October 2021 – (Hong Kong) Police today laid a holding charge against a 31-year-old Matthew Choi with one count of murder. The suspect who described himself as a software engineer was born in South Africa. His father is from Hong Kong and his mother is from Britain. 

The man was arrested on 13th October in suspected connection with a murder case involving a 48-year-old taxi driver happened in Western Division. The police intercepted the suspect near Yung Shue Wan Ferry Pier on Lamma Island  before arresting him at around 8.36pm on 13th October. He was wearing a red T-shirt at the time. Police received a report from residents on the island earlier saying that a man resembling the suspect was drinking beer outside a store. It is reported that the store is located near Tai Wan San Tsuen but the shop owner, Mr. Chan, said that it was closed on that day, so CCTV footage did not capture the arrest.

The case will be mentioned at Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Courts tomorrow morning.

It is understood that the suspect in this case was also involved in the possession of offensive weapons in 2019. Choi, a computer technician, was suspected of threatening to imitate the American shooting on the Internet. In October 2019, the police seized a 28 cm long kitchen knife and a 24 cm long knife at his residence. One of the knives was engraved with the words ‘MY ELF WEAPON”. In a 2013 shooting incident at a naval yard in the United States, the gun held by the killer also had the same words written on it. According to local investigators, the word “ELF” is believed to mean “extremely low frequency”.