Three Thugs Died In A Fierce Shootout With Police

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Three armed gangsters were killed on Tuesday evening following a fierce exchange of fire pitting the thugs against Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives.

The three miscreants, who had just staged a robbery and were headed for another mission along Mombasa Road, met the no-nonsense Special Service Unit detectives in their element after they chose violence by defying orders to surrender and firing at the officers.

Earlier, a few minutes to 5pm, detectives based at the DCI anonymous hotline centre had received information from a concerned citizen that armed men were about to commit a robbery along a specific area on Mombasa road.

Immediately, the SSU sleuths, who are always on standby at strategic areas within the city, moved with speed towards Mombasa road at Alfa centre and laid an ambush.

Minutes later, six suspicious-looking men who matched the descriptions given by the distraught caller approached the detectives' vehicle, parked menacingly at the edge of the road they were using.

With nowhere to run, the in-charge of the operation ordered them to stop and state their mission, but with the DCI hatchback staring at them, raring to give a chase at the slightest provocation, two of the thugs opened fire towards it, shattering one of its side mirrors.

"Without wasting time, the battle-hardened crime busters answered the provocation with finality, fatally wounding three of the thugs while a similar number escaped, their bodies riddled with gunshot injuries," said the DCI.

Following the evening shootout, a Barretta pistol serial number 1999667 CAT 5802 loaded with four rounds of 9mm calibre, one toy pistol, one pocket phone, one HP laptop, one hammer, one Somali sword, and six assorted mobile phones were recovered from the thugs.

Meanwhile, the bodies of the slain thugs were taken to the city mortuary pending identification as detectives pursue the three other criminals who escaped with life-threatening injuries.

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