Wanted suspect killed in Police shootout

October 16, 2023 at 9:27 AM

A suspect wanted over the recent shooting incident in the Polpithimukalana area in Kandana has been killed in a shootout with the Police early today (Oct 16).

The Police stated that the suspect was wanted over a shooting incident reported in a house in the Polpithimukalana area in Kandana on October 05.

The Kandana Police had conducted a raid after receiving a tipoff that the man was hiding in a house at Samindhu Mawatha in Pamunuwila in Sapugaskanda. 

During the raid the suspect had opened fire at the Police officers who had arrived to apprehend him, prompting them to retaliate by shooting at the suspect.

The suspect had died in the shootout, while the body was placed at the Kiribathgoda Hospital.

The deceased has been identified as a 49-year-old resident of Angoda. (NewsWire)