WATCH: Wanted man gunned down after using child as human shield in Jeddah

Security forces have rescued a child after a wanted man used him as a human shield and fired at policemen in Jeddah.

Security forces were able to put down the wanted man and save the child, the Meccan police announced on Monday evening.

The press spokesperson of Meccan police said that on Sunday evening during the police’s chase after a man who had endangered a girl, committed crimes, and possessed drugs, the man started firing on the police men and used a human shield to protect himself from them.

He added: “The police ordered him to surrender, but he continued endangering lives of passengers and security men through random shooting, which led to his death and a security man’s injury.”

Last Update: Tuesday, 04 December 2018 KSA 15:08 - GMT 12:08