Police officer shoot dead a man over love triangle
SEE ALSO :Man kills self by hanging on a treeThe slain Flying squared police officer was killed after a shot out with armed gangsters at the town. According to senior police officers, the police officer was among security personnel who were trucking down a gang that had been terrorising Mombasa County residents with impunity. The runway dangerous suspects are reported to have relocated to the county for fear of being arrested by security personnel who are on hot pursuit for them. Five other gun-toting gang members caught in CCTV cameras were arrested and charged with robbery with violence in a Mombasa court. County Police Commander Said Mohammed confirmed the incident and said the fallen police officers was in accompany of others from Mombasa at the time of his death.
SEE ALSO :Truck driver killed in accidentThe police commander said police caught up with the gangsters in Taveta border town where they exchanged fire. In the process, the suspects shot dead the police officer and managed to escape, he said. Mr Mohammed said the suspects were in two in number when they were confronted by the police to stop but defied and instead fired at the police. He said the police responded and an exchange of fire between the police and the gangsters ensued leading to the death. An eye witness said police engaged the suspects in running battles in the populous town bringing business to a standstill. “There were many people in the border town and police had to regulate the exchange of fire as many people could have died,” said the police commander. Briefing The Standard on the incident, Mohammed said a manhunt for the runway suspects had been intensified. “Area Sub County Security Committee led by the Sub County Police Commander is still on the ground looking for the dangerous suspects. We are calling on members of the public to volunteer information that can lead to the dangerous suspects,” said the police commander. “The security operation is still going on until we apprehend the suspects. The suspects are dangerous and ready to kill,” he said. Sources said the suspects could have sneaked out of the country through the porous Kenya-Tanzania border in Taveta Sub County. But Mohammed said the suspects would not hide. “This is not a place for criminals to hide. The suspects will be arrested to face the law,” said the police commander in an earlier interview.
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