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Burglar with toy pistol injured in Police shooting

16 June 2019 12:26 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A suspect who entered at a finance firm in the Horana Town was hospitalised when police fired at him this morning.

The police said a group of police officers attached to the Horana Police Crime Branch, had left to the location on Panadura Road after the security alarm of the financial firm was activated.

The officers had searched the location and found out that someone had broken into the institute. The officers found an individual inside the first floor of the building.

According to the police, the individual had pointed a gun which he had in possession towards the police officers. A police officer had then opened fire at the right leg of the suspect, borrowing a firearm from another officer.

The suspect who was injured, was admitted to the Horana Hospital.

He was identified as a resident of Pokuniwita and is undergoing treatment at the hospital under police custody.

Investigation revealed that the pistol which was pointed towards the police, was a plastic toy pistol.(By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

  Comments - 3

  • Anmanpan Sunday, 16 June 2019 12:55 PM

    The toy pistols are back in the news.

    Dee Sunday, 16 June 2019 02:21 PM

    Should have shot him in the face. Good job done anyway. Reveal his pictures and name once the case is over. Don't set him free he is continuing this.

    Raj Perumal Sunday, 16 June 2019 02:28 PM

    Good job by Police saving his life without killing him.

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