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Gampaha, Feb 12 (Daily Mirror) - A Police Sergeant who was injured during an attempt to arrest a suspect, died from his injuries this morning at the National Hospital in Colombo. 

Police said a group of officers from the Malwatuhiripitaya police station encountered resistance from a suspect they were attempting to arrest on Saturday. During the altercation, the suspect attempted to grab a police officer's firearm, resulting in the officer being injured when the weapon discharged. The suspect then fled the scene with the officer's weapon.

Following initial treatment at the Gampaha Hospital, the injured police sergeant, a 51-year-old resident of Lunugama, was transferred to the National Hospital, Colombo where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police said the primary suspect involved in the incident was arrested by the Police Special Task Force (STF) while hiding in a residence in Bingiriya. 

The STF recovered the police officer's revolver, along with three rounds of 9mm ammunition and the suspect's three-wheeler.

In addition, a 35-year-old woman believed to have assisted the suspect was also taken into custody by the STF.

 


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  • Spartacus Monday, 12 February 2024 11:50 AM

    When Sri Lanka Police narrates a story, it needs to taken with a pinch of salt. It is unimaginable the way suspects try to grab weapons and in the course of the same it discharges lock stock barrel and all. Nice stories for majority (69%) gonnas in this country who will sure believe this. In the end, the true story and State Criminality continues.

    Rip Winkle Monday, 12 February 2024 12:50 PM

    Absolutely.

    Tissa Fernando Monday, 12 February 2024 05:53 PM

    Are you Cardinal's backhand?

    Eardley Charles Monday, 12 February 2024 01:26 PM

    So the safety catch was on inside the PCs holster? Investigation also should be carried out on this matter?

    Hadam Monday, 12 February 2024 07:06 PM

    Police-issued revolvers always have one chamber empty for safety reasons. Even if one shot is fired accidentally it won't fire since it's the empty chamber. Something doesn't add up.

    Jayantha Monday, 12 February 2024 02:56 PM

    Sounds like a madeup story. Police joker must have tried to shoot that guy and then when that guy was fighting the police joker must have got killed. We know how these guys makeup stories now. People are fed up with politicians and now police too will loose any remaining credibiltiy. This is bad thing. It is high time to make it compulsory for body cams for cops.

    It is true Monday, 12 February 2024 03:50 PM

    Over to you Spartacus. Did you see the video footage of the incident on news? Do you think the policeman killed himself? Get your facts correct mate.

    Dineee Monday, 12 February 2024 03:54 PM

    This is utter bullshit!!... there is a different story. behind this... easiest excuse is "the suspect attempted to grab a police officer's firearm Buhahahaaaa


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