Today 5 October, 2022

Suspected armed robber gives up the ghost in hospital after gun duel with Police

Suspected armed robber gives up the ghost in hospital after gun duel with Police

A suspected armed robber reportedly died after a gun battle with operatives of the Anti-Crime Patrol attached to the “A” Division in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Reports say that the suspect died in a hospital while receiving medical treatment just as two of his gang members escaped from the crime scene.

According to reports, the police intercepted the suspects during their routine stop and search duty at Iyara road in Warri area of the state.

During the gun battle, the Police reportedly recovered one locally-made cut-to-size gun with six live cartridges and two expanded cartridges from the suspect.

While confirming the incident through a statement signed by its Police Public relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, the state police command, said that: “The suspects surprisingly reversed the tricycle and sped off, the team upon suspicion went after them till they got to Chevron Clinic road in Warri.”

According to the command, “The hoodlums opened fire on the policemen and the team equally responded.

In the process, one of the suspects was maimed while others escaped.

“The injured suspect was taken to the hospital where he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.

“One locally made cut-to-size gun with six live cartridges and two expanded cartridges were recovered.”

“Serious manhunt for the other members of the gang is ongoing,” the Command’s statement added.

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