Mahabage shooting : Suspect killed in Police shootout

A wanted suspect has been killed in a shootout with the Police Special Task Force (STF) in Sooriyawewa, Hambantota today.

The Police said the suspect was wanted over the incident of shooting to death the owner of a meat shop in Mahabage on February 21.

The suspect had reportedly operated as the motorcyclist at the time of the Mahabage shooting.

Based on intelligence reports, the STF had conducted a special raid early this morning to apprehend the suspect. 

During the operation, the wanted suspect had opened fire at the officers, prompting them to retaliate.

At the time of the shootout, an STF officer and the suspect had been injured, with the suspect succumbing to injuries at the Suriyawewa Hospital. 

Investigations reveal that apart from the Mahabage shooting, the suspect was also wanted for several other crimes. (NewsWire)

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Source:: News Wire