An unnamed police officer has been shot dead and another seriously wounded after they confronted armed robbers robbing a restaurant.
The policeman gunned down with the two robbers fleeing
A police officer was reportedly shot dead while another got severely injured at Abeka Lapaz, Accra, in their attempt to stop a robbery operation in front of Las Palmas Restaurant yesterday, DailyGuide has reported.
It was gathered that the two cops (names withheld) attached to the Community Policing Unit, Tesano, were patrolling the area using a motorbike when they had information that armed men had attacked someone in front of the restaurant.
According to reports, one of the policemen was shot three times, leading to his demise, while the other who received gunshot wounds, is receiving treatment at the Police Hospital.
The two, according to witnesses, were among a team of cops who were chasing the armed men who attempted to escape on a motorbike.
An eyewitness account indicated that the slain police officer was closer to the escaping robbers.
In the full glare of traders and other travelers, the armed men were said to have abandoned their motorbike, snatched a metallic ash Hyundai Sonata car from its driver and sped off towards Awoshie, Mallam Junction direction.
The eyewitness said traders and drivers who could do nothing to save the situation had to run for their lives.
Meanwhile, the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Effia Tenge, who confirmed the death, has stated that the incident occurred around 1:20 pm on the George Bush Motorway at Abeka Lapaz.
“The police are still gathering information to get the perpetrators arrested,” she said.