On Wednesday police opened fire in Mombasa killing an alleged thug, George Oriando.
Gunshots rented the air in the residential area of Aldina in Jomvu when police officers stormed a one bedroom house that the suspect was living in.
Jomvu police boss James Mutua narrated that Oriando started shooting at the officers after which he was neutralized.
“Our officers retreated back and that is when we deployed other officers to flush out the suspect. The mission was successful,” he noted.
The police boss added that investigations following the matter had been launched to establish who the suspect lived with. He lauded the locals for providing the information to the police, noting it was a good gesture between them and the security apparatus.
He added that the police had recovered a Berreta pistol which was loaded with six bullets.
The body was taken to the Coast General Hospital mortuary.
Earlier this month, a police constable was shot dead while his wife sustained serious injuries after they were attacked by two armed robbers.
The constable, identified as Erick Mwirigi, 34, was attacked together with his wife Gloria Ngatha in their house at EPZ area in Athi River, a town located in the outskirts of the Nairobi Metropolitan area.
Confirming the incident, Isinya sub-county commander Silas Ringera stated that officers who visited his house recovered three 9 mm spent cartridges.