Armed robbery suspect shot by Police, illegal firearm recovered

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The quick action by alert police officers has led to the arrest of an armed suspect, Monday, 4th June 2018. According to reports, shortly after 2:00pm, a woman had just exited a business establishment on Mt. Rose Avenue, when she was approached by a male armed with a firearm, who robbed her of her bag containing cash and other items, before running away. As the suspect was running from the scene, vigilant police officers on patrol in that area spotted him and gave chase. The male, upon seeing the officers, discharged his firearm in the directions of the officers.

The Officers, being in fear for their lives, fired their weapons at the armed suspect, hitting him to his legs. The suspect’s firearm, .40 Pistol, 6 rounds of ammunition and the handbag containing cash were recovered on scene. Paramedics transported the suspect to the hospital where he is listed in stable condition, under heavy guard. Investigations are ongoing.

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