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)