A person was injured by police fire when he allegedly attempted to grab the weapon of a police sergeant in Koggalla , Ambalanthota area last evening, police said.
A police team that was patrolling had arrived in the area on a complaint made to the police via 119 over an assault incident. When the police tried to arrest a suspect, a gang that had been in the vicinity had attacked the police with clubs and damaged the police three-wheeler. The police had shot one of the assailants who had tried to grab the weapon of a policeman.
The suspect and two policemen who were injured in the incident were admitted to Hambanthota hospital.