A Police officer has been shot dead while another has sustained gunshot wounds in gunfire exchange with highway armed robbers in Kwaebibirem District of the Eastern Region.
The deceased Police officer identified as Sargeant Moses Tetteh Nartey was shot on the chest and head while Detective Corporal Christian Tortimeh who was shot in the ribs currently on admission.
Starr News has gathered that the two police officers were part of a Police Patrol team that was dispatched to respond to a robbery attack on Pramkese to Akyem Techiman road.
The armed robbers reportedly blocked the road around 8:30 pm Monday robbing commuters.
The robbers opened fire on the Police Patrol team upon their arrival shooting two of them. They responded with gunshots but quickly retreated and conveyed their injured colleagues to St Dominic Hospital at Akwatia for treatment however Sargeant Nartey gave up the ghost.
A reinforcement team was dispatched but the robbers fled before their arrival.
Detective Corporal Tortimeh is said to be in stable condition.
The acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Sargeant Francis Gomado has confirmed the incident.
The death of the police officer comes few days after some two police officers including a police commander committed suicide.
Source : Starrfm.com.gh59