Suspected criminal gunned down in Eastlands after shootout with cops
Detectives gunned down a wanted gangster who is said to have been part of a criminal gang that was terrorizing residents of Eastlands in Nairobi.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the suspect identified as Abbas attracted the attention of detectives on patrol on Kangundo Road as he was a pillion passenger on a motorcycle without a registration number.
“Detectives gave chase and flagged down the motorcycle but instead of pulling over, the pillion passenger drew a firearm and started shooting at our officers indiscriminately,” the DCI said on Monday.
Detectives responded with gunfire and during the exchange, the suspect was killed on the spot.
The rider apparently managed to escape leaving the motorcycle behind. Detectives are however on his trail.
One Glock pistol suspected to have been stolen from a police officer, three live rounds of 9mm caliber, and 11 other live ammunitions of different caliber were recovered.
The DCI stated that the recovered items indicate that the suspect might have been in possession of another firearm.
“Abbas was a dangerous criminal connected to a spate of murders within Buru Buru, Kayole and Dandora, including the shooting of woman in Kariobangi who was lucky to survive, a few months ago,” the DCI added.
The firearm was collected by ballistics experts for further analysis and the motorbike detained.