An armed robbery suspect has been reported dead after an exchange of gun fire between his gang and men of the Anti-Crime Patrol team of the Nigeria Police Force, Kwale Division, Delta State, led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Godwin Igoche.
Other members of the gang escaped from the crime scene, bioreports reports.
The deceased suspect, who sustained serious gunshot wounds, died in an hospital where he was receiving medical treatment.
The police also recovered one locally made gun, four live cartridges, and four expended cartridges from the suspects.
The Delta State Police Command, led by CP Ari Muhammed Ali, confirmed the report in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe.
The police image maker said, “The DPO Kwale Division received a distress call that an armed robbery operation was taking place along Jesus Avenue in Umusadege quarters in Kwale, Ndokwa West LGA, the DPO Kwale Division CSP Godwin Igoche Mobilized and led the Divisional Anti-Crime Patrol team to the scene, the suspects on sighting the police, engaged them in a gun duel, during which, one of the hoodlums sustained bullet injuries while others escaped.”
According to DSP Edafe, “The injured suspect was taken to the Hospital where he died while receiving treatment.
“Manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.”