Zhou Kehua, 42, who was responsible for nine deaths across
several provinces, was finally cornered and shot dead at a
Chongqing shoe factory around dawn, the official Xinhua news
agency said, in a case which has gripped the country.
Keen to put on a show of strength after the sacking earlier
this year of Chongqing’s controversial Communist Party head Bo,
who led a high-profile crimebusting campaign, authorities
mobilised thousands of police to catch the killer.
Zhou had been implicated in robberies and killings in three
provinces dating back to 2004, and resurfaced last week to shoot
dead a woman outside a Chongqing bank, Xinhua said.