Notorious gangster shot dead after charging at police with machete

Notorious gangster shot dead after charging at police with machete

Police officers in Likoni, Mombasa County, on Tuesday night shot and killed a notorious gangster who charged at them with a machete.

According to a report seen by Citizen Digital, the officers were on patrol when they received information that a gang armed with machetes and other crude weapons was terrorizing members of the public at Kidunguni area.

The officers promptly responded and encountered a 4-gang armed and challenged them to surrender but three of them fled in different directions.

One of them however charged at the officers while screaming and holding a sharp machete.

“The officers tried to warn him verbally and even fired warning shots in the air but he still charged ready to harm the officers,” read the police report.

“He was fatally injured and upon search, a knife and the sharp machete were recovered from him.”

The officers later identified the deceased as a notorious criminal by the name Matano Masoud, a 22-year-old Digo with several pending cases.

The scene was processed and the body moved to the Coast General Hospital Mortuary awaiting autopsy.

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