General News of Thursday, 13 July 2017
Police have confirmed one officer has died after he was shot at close range by robbers at a popular joint called Las Palmas at Abeka Lapaz, a suburb of Accra.
A statement released by the police said the officer, whose name is yet to be released, passed away at the Police hospital while receiving treatment.
It also confirmed, one officer is in critical condition after the robbers who were on motorbikes tried to get away.
An eyewitness in an interview on Adom News said the incident was like an action movie.
“The police who was part of the team chasing the robbers went closer to them and they shot them three times. He dropped on the floor but I cannot tell if he is dead,” he added.
The armed men he indicated, abandoned their motorbikes and snatched an ash Hyundai Sonata car from its driver in the full glare of the public.
According to an eyewitness account, “everyone was running for their lives” after an unmasked man pointed a gun at the face of the driver of the unregistered car on the N1 Highway.
The eyewitness said the armed robbers were headed towards Kasoa in the Central region.