A suspected armed robber has been gunned down at Aboabo-Akorem in the Asawasi Municipality of the Ashanti Region after a fierce gun battle with police officers on Monday.
A police officer also sustained a gunshot wound in the leg in the process.
According to an eyewitness, the police came to the scene based on a tip-off and mounted a search in an uncompleted building where the suspects had been lodging.
He said the deceased emerged when one of the police officers was struggling with the gang’s ring leader.
The deceased began shooting at the officers who also retaliated and in the process succeeded in killing him.
The deceased’s bullet hit the officer who was tackling the ringleader.
The ringleader and other members of the gang bolted after realising the police officer was struggling to remain on his feet from the pain resulting from the gunshot.
Blood stains were seen at the scene with walls of nearby buildings riddled by bullets from the shootout.
One of the stray bullets hit and killed a sheep in one of the houses near the scene.
A team of police officers from the Asawase District Police Command later went to the scene to assess the situation.
The body of the suspect was conveyed by the police to the mortuary and the injured police officer was also taken to hospital.