An armed robber, among a gang of four, has been killed during a shootout with police at Heman and Akokoaso section of the Anwiankwanta-Obuasi highway in the Ashanti Region.

A gun battle broke out between police and armed robbers who are believed to be of Fulani extraction on Tuesday on the outskirts of the Heman.

The officers were on patrol duty from Jacobu to Akrokerri Junction when the robbers, wearing masks, opened fire first on the police, leading to a fierce exchange of fire.

The officers were occupants of a police vehicle with registration number GP 3559, a police report said and added that one of the robbers was hit in the process, while his accomplices escaped, around 02:00 hours.

DAILY GUIDE gathered that the police retrieved one short locally manufactured gun, two live and two empty AAA cartridges, one short machete, two torchlights, four mobile phones and assorted dresses from suspects who were later arrested on the roadside.

Those arrested were identified as Umar Boobey, 59; Jibor Karim, 28; and Saadoh Ali, 23 who have since been taken to custody pending screening and processing for court and the body of the suspect was deposited at St Peter’s Catholic Hospital morgue at Jacobu, awaiting identification and autopsy.

—Daily Guide