Armed police officer. PHOTO/PRESS POINT

By Evans Ouma

A Kisumu-based police officer has been shot dead and two others left nursing gunshot wounds in a shootout with a notorious criminal in Pap Onditi area in Nyakach Sub-County.

The officers were in pursuit of the suspect, believed to have committed a series of robberies in Homabay, Kisumu and Migori counties, at Troy apartment when the man started shooting indiscriminately at them from the third floor of the building where he had rented.

The officers engaged him in a fire exchange but the criminal managed to escape with gunshot wounds and after having shot dead Police Constable Isaac Naibei.

Corporal Elijah Letting and Chief Inspector Christopher Cherwon sustained hand, chest and leg injuries and were rushed to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital where they are admitted.

The body was moved to Star Hospital as manhunt for the criminal continues.

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