A police officer has been shot dead by suspected armed robbers in an unregistered Toyota Camry near the Liberian refugees’ camp in Gomoa Buduburam in the Central Region, 3news.com can confirm.
One other officer was severely injured but he is receiving treatment at the Police Hospital in Accra after getting emergency care at St Gregory Catholic Hospital in Kasoa.
Eye witnesses told 3news.com that the officers were of the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service and were on that stretch inspecting unregistered vehicles.
They were therefore unarmed.
But after the driver of the Toyota Camry defied their order to stop at the Kasoa check point, the two officers are reported to have followed the saloon car to the Kaaf University College junction.
There was a resultant verbal exchange between the middle-aged driver and the officers but the former pulled a gun and shot at one Officer Dzameshie, the eye witnesses said.
The other officer ran for his life after sensing danger but he was hit by a bullet.
Some eye witnesses suspect the occupants of the Toyota Camry to be robbers but others said there was a young boy seated in the car.
There has been heavy police presence on that stretch after the incident.