Policeman wounded in shootout
An off-duty police officer was wounded early Wednesday morning following a car chase of armed men who attempted to break in to his vehicle, police said.
Reports indicate the officer was at Primer Avenue, off Tonique Williams Darling Highway at 2 a.m. when two men approached and attempted to enter his vehicle.
Police said the officer managed to thwart the attempted break-in. However, the men escaped.
Police said the perpetrators got into a gold vehicle, which was already occupied by other men and fled the scene.
The off-duty officer pursued the men to Robinson Road and Lincoln Boulevard. The perpetrators then got out of the vehicle and fired shots at the officer, police said. The officer returned fire, however, the men fled on foot. The officer was wounded.
The officer was transported to hospital in stable condition.
Police said it is believed the men involved are responsible for several armed robberies over the last few weeks.
It is unclear whether any of them where injured during the shootout.