Police Shoot and Injure Individual During Vehicle Inspection in Akmeemana

An individual was injured in a shooting by Akmeemana traffic police on Saturday (10).

The police say that the incident had occurred following a routine inspection where a motorcycle with two individuals was told to halt on a side road on the Walahanduwa to Nugaduwa road last night. Following the Police Officers attempting to approach the suspects one of the individuals fled on a motorcycle.

The other suspect had attempted to throw a grenade at the police officers when the Police constable discharged his weapon. The 21-year-old suspect who was injured was admitted to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital.

The police say that the 18-year-old suspect who fled the scene was later arrested. A parcel containing 105 T56 bullets and a hand grenade of foreign origin were discovered at the scene of the crime.



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