Wanted murder suspect shot dead in Minuwangoda during shootout with Police STF

Gun shooting

A 29-year-old suspect wanted over a murder in Homagama has been killed in a shootout with the Police Special Task Force (STF) in Minuwangoda early this morning (July 20).

According to Police, the STF team from Gonahena camp launched an operation to arrest a suspect following information at Horanpella in Minuwangoda.

At the time the officers attempted to arrest the suspect, he had opened fire at the STF with a T56 assault rifle.

The suspect was injured during return fire by the STF and had been admitted to the Minuwangoda Hospital where he succumbed to injuries.