Police opens fire at a prison escapee

Police opens fire at a prison escapee

Police opens fire at a prison escapee

Written by Staff Writer

17 Dec, 2019 | 3:21 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Police had opened fire at a suspect who attempted to escape prison, at the Homagama court complex. Commissioner General of Prisons T.M.J.W. Tennakoon said the suspect had attempted to escape the prison bus and evade the police officers, at the court complex.

Thereafter the police had chased the suspect and shot his leg. The suspect who sustained injuries was admitted to the Homagama base hospital. Commissioner General of Prisons said, the suspect was a prisoner at the Welikada prison and was convicted to life in prison, for drug-related offenses.

The suspect who was brought to the court complex was due to be produced for a case linked to theft.

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