Police officers shot in addition to killed three suspected gangsters in Umoja 3, Mowlem Area on Saturday morning.
According to a police report the three suspects were accomplices of three various other suspects who had been arrested earlier in addition to led them to the slain thugs.
Acting on a tip off after a civilian licensed firearm holder was robbed his gun on Thursday in Langata, the officers coming from Buru buru, Kayole in addition to Starehe arrested the suspects – two males in addition to a female – who then led them to Umoja were their accomplices were.
The three first took them to Capitol Hill in addition to then later to Umoja III.
Their accomplices, who the police say were in their mid-twenties, were ordered to surrender nevertheless instead commenced shooting at the police who returned fire in addition to killed them.
During the shootout, a police officers was slightly injured in addition to rushed to hospital where he was treated in addition to discharged.
Police recovered a revolver with no serial number, four rounds of ammunition in addition to two homemade guns.
The three suspects are currently being detained at Kayole Police Station pending further interrogation, while the three bodies of their accomplices were taken to City Mortuary for autopsy in addition to identification.
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Three suspected thugs gunned down in Umoja