Some unidentified robbers have shot dead two police officers at Kasoa Budumburam in the Central region.
One of them died on the spot while the other passed away while receiving critical attention at a hospital. The names of the deceased officers with the Kasoa Divisional Command are yet to be confirmed
Witnesses said at about 2:00 pm Wednesday, they heard an initial exchange of fire before the officer was found lying in a pool of blood.
Some witnesses, who spoke to Adom News’ Kofi Adjei on Asempa FM’s Ekosi Sen show, said the robbers were in an unregistered blue-black Toyota Camry from an area called Kasoa-Vodafone Heading towards the Ofankor Bawjiase road which is a major hideout for robbers.
Witnesses said there was an initial exchange of fire before the officer was found lying in a pool of blood.
“The policemen chased and crossed the vehicle of the robbers who opened fire on them killing one on the spot and another in a critical condition and sped off towards the Jei-Krodua road,” they narrated.
Less than two hours later, the police have announced the arrest of three suspects. On its official Facebook page, the police said the vehicle, an unregistered Toyota Camry has also been retrieved together with some relevant articles.
The killings bring to five, the number of officers who have lost their lives in the past 30 days.