Teenager Killed By Stray Bullet During Police Swoop In Dambai

Teenager Killed By Stray Bullet During Police Swoop In Dambai

  • A teenager at Dambai Lakeside has been killed by a stray bullet resulting from a police swoop in the area
  • According to eyewitnesses, the young man was allegedly in the company of some narcotic users when the police arrived
  • He and the others had tried resisting arrest, leading to a scuffle and warning shots, with one killing him

A resident of Dambai Lakeside in the Oti Region has died after being hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased, Kwaku Sey, 19, was allegedly shot dead on Sunday, May 5, following an altercation between police officers and some angry youth at the Dambai Town Hall in East Krachi.

Teenager Killed By Stray Bullet During Police Swoop In Dambai
The teenager was allegedly in the company of narcotics users
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According to an eyewitness, the police had stormed the area to arrest some “ghetto” youth who were allegedly using narcotics at the time.

The young man who was allegedly in the company of the “ghetto” youth had tried to resist arrest, leading to a scuffle.

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In their attempt to escape from the police, the officers fired several warning shots, with one bullet hitting Sey.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

The Dambal Lakeside Assemblyman, Emmanuel Atali, said he had heard the gunshots and had rushed to the scene to inspect what was going on when he discovered the deceased lying in a pool of his blood.

He said the incident has since been reported at the police station, and the body has been deposited at the Worawora morgue for preservation.

The incident had spooked residents who ran for shelter.

However, the angry youth destroyed two motorcycles belonging to the police officers.

Two of them have since been arrested and aiding in investigations.

Woman dies from police stray bullet

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A woman lost her life on Saturday, December 16, 2023, after being hit by a stray bullet during a police anti-robbery operation at Pigfarm in Accra.

The police, in a statement, said the woman was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital after the incident.

The police have not indicated who fired the shot that killed the woman.

Police were trying to bust a criminal gang linked to some robberies, and two arrests were made, according to the statement.

Nursing mother killed by stray bullet

YEN.com.gh reported that a nursing mother, Felicia Danquah, lost her life after a stray bullet from warning shots fired by a military officer hit her stomach.

A stray bullet also hit her baby. The baby is responding to treatment.

It is not clear why the unidentified soldier fired the warning shots, but Felicia was among a group of people mourning one of their colleagues who died in an illegal mining pit.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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