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Police gun down suspected criminal in Mombasa

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[Crime scene].

Police in Likoni, Mombasa County have gunned down a suspected criminal at Shika Adabu area.

Police are also trailing his accomplices who escaped during the Tuesday 11 pm security operation at ‘Kona ya Zamani’ area.

Likoni Police Boss Jane Munywoki said the suspect is a member of a criminal gang that has been terrorising locals in Likoni area.

“This is one of the members of a criminal network that steals and injure locals, some even stab and kill innocent locals,” noted Ms Munywoki.

She said police have heightened their operation in the entire Likoni area in a bid to nab those who escaped police net.

Masoud Matano, 22 was once arrested by police in Likoni and later released.

He was shot on the head, chest and on the back.

His body has been taken to the Coast Provincial Referral and Teaching Hospital morgue.