A 52-year-old suspect was killed in a shooting by the police during a raid at Peragas Junction in Wennappuwa.
Police said a group of five police officers was conducting the raid to arrest two suspects wanted over several thefts.
Accordingly, the officers of Marawila Police have been chasing the two suspects who were travelling on a motorcycle.
Police said one of the suspects had attacked the officers with a machete and at that time the suspect was injured by a shot by the police.
Police said the injured suspect died after being admitted to Marawila Hospital.
The other suspect, aged 30-year-old who was with him has been arrested by the police and the Marawila police are conducting further investigations into the incident.
A police officer injured in the attack was admitted to the Marawila Hospital.(DSB)
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